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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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