break over (something)

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break over (something)

To crash into something and fall apart or shatter. This phrase is typically used to describe waves. The wave broke over the rocks of the jetty.
See also: break

break over something

[for waves] to lift high and tumble over a barrier. The waves broke over the rocks at the shore. Huge waves broke over the bow of the ship.
See also: break