break for (someone or something)

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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.
See also: break
References in classic literature ?
I have worn myself out trying to call you back to your own, to set the blood flowing once more in your veins, to break for one moment the barriers which you had set up against Nature herself.
During my time at Celtic, we had the winter break for one season, and it was great.
You'd love to just take a break for one trip and they won't let you do it.
The first baseman from Hidden Hills was in the middle of practice for his West Hills Pinto League team, but took a break for one last plea to his hero.