make a break for

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make a break for someone or something

Fig. to run suddenly toward someone or something; to seize an opportunity to run toward someone or something. The crook made a break for the cop in order to get his gun. Max made a break for the door.
See also: break, make

make a break for

Also, make a run for. Run toward something. For example, As soon as it ended, they made a break for the door, or I'll have to make a run for the plane. The noun break here means "escape," and both terms may be put as make a break or run for it , meaning "to escape or get away quickly." For example, With the guards asleep, he decided to make a break for it, or The rain's stopped; let's make a run for it. [c. 1840]
See also: break, make