break (one's) stride

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break (one's) stride

To cease moving one's legs at a certain rhythm or pace. I had to break my stride to avoid the big branch in the middle of the path.
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break one's stride

to deviate from a rhythmic stride while walking, running, or marching. After I broke my stride, I never could pick up enough speed to win the race.
See also: break, stride
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"I didn't have to break my stride and I knew I'd left the defender behind me.
The '80s generated other celebs, from the kitschy Bananarama (girl band, look it up) to one-hit wonders like Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride" (ditto).
And the Scottish forward added: "Steven got on the ball and I knew he would see my run and he hit a great pass which meant I didn't have to break my stride and I was just able to lift it over the keeper.
Walcott added: "He is fantastic, he'll spot anything - I didn't have to break my stride. He is still only 22 but he is a fantastic person to learn from.
"I did break my stride because I was aware if I just kept running he was going to try to play for the foul.
As part of the massive fundraiser, 20 kids involved in the caterpillar sing on a specially recorded version of the Matthew Wilder hit Ain't Nothin' Gonna Break My Stride.
There are classic school disco tunes like the Clash's Rock The Casbah, Meatloaf's Deadringer For Love and Elvis Costello's Oliver's Army, sandwiched between real howlers like Nena's 99 Red Balloons and Matthew Wilder's Break My Stride.
"I didn't have to break my stride. I just had to run on to it and finish.