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.
See also: break, stride

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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Firmino strode forward before releasing a perfect pass so Mane did not have to break his stride in finding the bottom corner.Liverpool could ease off the gas after the break to record their first clean sheet of the season as Burnley rarely threatened to get back into the game.
Burns didn't break his stride and stroked the ball low into the corner of the net for what looked like it could be a matchwinning goal.
Hills, whose crack sprinter Battaash made a successful return in the Temple Stakes at Haydock shortly after Phoenix Of Spain's win, added: "It wasn't , the plan to make the running but we were a bit worried about being drawn one and when he jumped smartly from the stalls, Jamie wisely decided not to break his stride.
"It wasn't actually the plan to make the running but we were a little concerned by his draw and when he broke as well as he did Jamie didn't want to break his stride," said Hills.
The sight of Hornets keeper Ben Foster attempting to narrow the angle at the edge of the area didn't bother the United ace and Rashford didn't break his stride before clipping the ball over the ex-Old Trafford stopper for his 13th goal of the term.
Ever the professional, Dr Targalski did not break his stride in his interview as he argued that all spheres of life in Poland are still controlled by people from the former Security Service, even though he was forced to hold Lisio's tail to prevent it from covering his face.
The midfielder didn't have to break his stride and stroked the ball home from the edge of the box to continue his impressive run of goalscoring.
The former Newcastle United academy player didn't have to break his stride and calmly stroked the ball into the net from eight yards.
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.
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.
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.
And not just the way that he gets that transition so quick from one box to box, it's the quality of the pass, having to play it into Thomas Meunier's path so he doesn't need to break his stride to assist into Nacer Chadli."I've been delighted with Kevin De Bruyne's role, his understanding of his importance in this group and the way we want to play.
If he got him standing off down the back then we told Paddy not to break his stride. It backfired.