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break a/the code

To determine or decipher a secret code. It is imperative that we break the enemy code and access their plans. She definitely broke the code on my phone—her picture is suddenly my new background!
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break a code

to figure out a code; to decipher a secret code. The intelligence agents finally broke the enemy's code. When they broke the code, they were able to decipher messages.
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Turing is a better known figure these days than when Breaking the Code was first staged in 1986.
Alan Turing was an EnglishA computer scientist,A mathematician, logician and cryptanalyst who played a key role in breaking the code of the Nazi Enigma cipher machines during World War II.
Jacobi played him in a lauded TV version of Hugh Whitemore's tragic play Breaking The Code in 1996, while Cumberbatch sealed his reputation in movie The Imitation Game in 2014.
The 26-year-old has been charged with breaking the code of behaviour which pertains to "unbecoming behaviour, regarding comments posted on his Twitter account," Cricket Australia said in a statement.
This example will do the trick with such games as spotting the difference (two dinosaurs that are identical twins), filling the gaps (locating hiding dinosaurs), breaking the code (deciphering a secret message), working out the maze (who is the hungriest caveman?
At a full Conwy County Council meeting at Bodlondeb Cllr Ronnie Hughes accused an unnamed councillor of breaking the code of conduct and releasing confidential information to the press.
It is also right to make clear that anyone found breaking the code of conduct should be automatically sacked.
BREAKING THE CODE tells the tragic and moving story of one of the world's most brilliant mathematicians.
Breaking the Code is a concise manual addressing the what, when, why, and how of reading and writing development* It details the four overlapping phases, including the full-alphabetic and phonetic writing phase in which children attend to every letter in a word and express their understanding through phonetic writing* Gentry has thought of everything, creating wide margins that allow readers plenty of room for writing insights for future reference.
And if they fail to meet the tip-top rules they will be suspended, investigated and ultimately struck off if they are found guilty of breaking the code they signed up to.
Breaking the code of one set of signals led to the use of beta interferon treatments for MS (Betaseron, Avonex, and Rebif).
Aptly introducing varying constructs, tips, and guidance for teachers and parents supporting children through the early years of learning to read and write, Breaking The Code combines neurological and psychological studies with practical classroom knowledge and experienced-based wisdom in an innovative and concise exploration of early childhood literacy development.
Vaughan was charged with breaking the code of conduct at a level which contains no right of appeal, something which players' chief Richard Bevan is lobbying against.
To take a small example, in December a Michigan diocese banned a performance of the play Breaking the Code in one of its school auditoriums because "the theme of the play and the content are contrary to Catholic teachings," according to diocese spokesman Michael Diebold.
But if these programs do not also emphasize the importance of breaking the code of silence, says Halbig, they are missing a golden opportunity.