break (one's) stride

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break (one's) stride

To cease moving one's legs at a certain rhythm or pace. I had to break my stride to avoid the big branch in the middle of the path.
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break one's stride

to deviate from a rhythmic stride while walking, running, or marching. After I broke my stride, I never could pick up enough speed to win the race.
See also: break, stride
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Messi didn't even break his stride as he swung that left peg, connecting with a half-volley that flew inside Gordon's right post.
In the morning he sits behind lead horses and is all right, but in races I don't want to break his stride," he said.
Redmond's nal ball in was a dream for Dougie Imrie who didn't have to break his stride as he ran into acres and smashed the nish past Mark Brown.
When Mathieu Debuchy pulled the ball back, Moussa Sissoko did not break his stride before hammering a 20-yard shot into the roof of the net for just his second goal of the season and only the visitors' fifth in the Premier League this year.
O'Connor collected a Chris Forrester pass and, without having to break his stride, he lashed the ball powerfully to the net for the game's only goal.
A perfect pass meant he didn't have to break his stride and the Wales international had a shade too much gas for the chasing Shanklin during a 35-metre dash.
Nicell replaced Barrett 10 minutes from time and his first contribution was to collect Jackson's free-kick on the right flank and sweep over a perfect low cross that Jorgensen stabbed home without having to break his stride.
Played in by Gareth Farrelly, Blake didn't break his stride before passing the ball beyond a bemused Beresford.
Day-Lewis, who had been a front runner for a Globe but lost to ``About Schmidt'' star Jack Nicholson (Jacko was partying at the New Line bash at Koi on La Cienega), didn't break his stride for such niceties.
If he got him standing off down the back then we told Paddy not to break his stride.
But nine minutes after half-time, Andres Iniesta played a superb defence-splitting pass to Pedro who did not break his stride and fired the ball past Casillas.
Curtin added: "If he can get a clear run off the second bend without having to break his stride, it will take a very decent dog in this competition to be in front of him at the winning line.
The outstanding Gary Greenhill hit the bye-line on the left and his low cross was tucked away by Manson without the midfielder even having to break his stride.
But Woods did not break his stride and the fixed scowl remained.