break against (something)

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break against (something)

To crash into something and fall apart or shatter. The wave broke against the rocks of the jetty. I dropped the vase, and it broke against the floor.
See also: break

break against something

[for something] to crash against something. The waves broke against the barrier. The glass broke against the side of the sink.
See also: break
References in classic literature ?
Little waves were breaking against the summit of the raised bank.
His fine ear could detect the faintly accentuated murmurs of the current breaking against the point of the island, and he forgot himself in listening to them with interest.
Tests have shown that AT trays have the best low temperature breakage properties in the industry, with only 28% of APT's trays breaking against 99% of the competition's when dropped from a height of 45" (1.