break against

break against (something)

To crash into something and fall apart or shatter. The wave broke against the rocks of the jetty. I dropped the vase, and it broke against the floor.
See also: break

break against something

[for something] to crash against something. The waves broke against the barrier. The glass broke against the side of the sink.
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Hirst, of Hillhouse & Birkby BC A, topped the potters in the Open Snooker League - where matches were severely curtailed by the bad weather - when he compiled a 48 break against Mohammed Saeed of Crosland Moor Con D.
J-Rob made breaks of 88 and 106 break against Marco Fu two years ago in the first round at the Crucible and he should be able to build on those scores today against an attacking opponent who is unlikely to tie him down in safety play for long.
Adebayor, who was also hooked at the break against West Brom, has yet to win a league game since joining Palace in January.
MARK Noble will be available for West Ham's first fixture after the international break against Newcastle after the red card he received against Liverpool was rescinded.
The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, then took 11 of the final 12 games to win 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 on another windy day at the Foro Italico.
1982: Steve Davis made snooker's first televised 147 maximum break against John Spencer.
But up a break against a flustered opponent, Stephens got broken right back when she put a forehand into the net.
Bethany Houghton held a slim 1-0 lead at the break against Saint Aidan's Chapel Castington.
Acklam Green led 2-1 at the break against Marstons, but pushed home their superiority in the second half, securing a 5-1 win.
He went past Muzumdars tournament tally of 8237 runs and also reached his fifty when he drove a flighted Rahul Sharma leg break against the turn to the midwicket boundary.
3 What record did Olympique Lyonnais footballer Bafetimbi Gomis break against Dinamo Zagreb last Wednesday?
Cov were well in contention at half-time, trailing 10-3 into a strong wind, but they made little progress after the break against a well-drilled home side and conceded two tries in five minutes at the end of the third quarter before Jersey secured their bonus point in added time with a second penalty try.
Merthyr's team display dipped after the break against a workmanlike St George outfit who are battling against relegation.
One break proved enough in the second and he saved his best form for 4-4 in the decider, when some brilliant shot-making helped him clinch the decisive break against the American.
Harewood, whose restricted opportunities at Villa have limited him to just 15 appearances this season, could make his debut when Wolves return to action after the international break against promotion rivals Birmingham on April 6.