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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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But Thomas had no trouble breaking the codes of the degreelevel questions - he got 24 of his 25 questions correct, and, after bouncing up and down afterwards and saying "That was absolutely brilliant" added, with perhaps just a hint of understatement: "I've got a chance.
Scientists have been trying to decipher 'animal talk' for centuries, as scientist Tim friend explores in his Animal Talk: Breaking The Codes Of Animal Languages.