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.
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"It's been a good break for us with so many involved right through the levels.
" Livi are rooted to the bottom of the Championship table but full-back Talbot added: "Our league position doesn't reflect our form this season, so this cup final is a nice wee break for us and we're looking forward to it.
Easter is make or break for us, so we've got to go for it.
Admitting a repeat of last year was unthinkable with only one victory over the entire campaign, the prop-forward added: "We always knew this year was going to be make or break for us and that we would have to do something different.
This is a big break for us and could lead to bigger and better things.
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to thank Angela Cloke, from Solihull, for organising a hugely successful coffee break for us, which raised pounds 1,831.13 for our work!
"The Easter period will be make or break for us," said the Dales Lane boss, who expects to have a full squad available.
Stockport boss Jim Gannon said: "We got wide and into some good positions, and our set-plays and crosses were okay, but the ball just didn't break for us. Credit to Orient though."
I told Lee Bowyer that I knew he was having to work hard to deal with their left side with Downing in there but I told him to keep thinking positively and something would break for us."
"But you get breaks, and it was a fortunate break for us because it gave us a little bit of a cushion and with conceding near the end, it could have cost us the points.
A detective said: "It was a lucky break for us when he stopped to light up."
"This game against Latvia is make or break for us and will determine how much of a chance we have got," he said.
But he said: "One thing I was hoping for, though, is some sort of tax break for us and certain industries who we deal with.
Mjallby said: "It is a good break for us mentally - we haven't had the best start to the season.
"This is definitely make or break for us," says the 25-year-old, who's dating Pop Idol and now Eurovision reject Andy Scott Lee.