break for

break for (someone or something)

1. To pause a particular activity for a particular reason or time period with the intention to resume after the break. I know you have to finish this paper, but can you break for a bit and talk to your grandparents? I think we've done enough for now—let's break for lunch.
2. To start running toward a place or person. As soon as I opened the door, my cat made a break for it and ran out into the yard. When they open the store, let's break for the sale rack before everyone else gets there.
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break for something

1. to stop working for something else, such as lunch, coffee, etc. We should break now for lunch. I want to break for coffee.
2. to run suddenly toward something; to increase dramatically one's speed while running. At the last moment, the deer broke for the woods. The deer broke for cover at the sound of our approach.
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Second, we should eliminate the special tax break for capital gains, as provided for in the Senate bill.
The runner will usually break for 2nd while the pitcher is toeing the rubber or is in the set position.
If the lead runner gets caught in a rubdown, the 1st baseman must break for the plate; he has priority over the pitcher there.
If the rubdown occurs between 1st and 2nd, he must break for 2nd as a back-up.
He must break for the bag after the ball passes the hitter.