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break open

To suddenly and decisively take control of a competition. A noun can be used between "break" and "open" or after "open." The game was close through the first two periods, but then the other team broke it open by scoring two quick goals. We can break open this game if we score first.
See also: break, open
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Considering the conduct of the accused and the condition of the victim who is looking for a roof over her and her child's head, I hereby direct the station house officer ( SHO) of the Tilak Nagar police station to break open the locks of her matrimonial home and hand over its possession to her," magistrate Shivali Sharma stated in a recent order.
Martha's Parish in Louisville, there's a rotation of presenters--giving children a chance to hear different people, "broadening the children's vision that we are all called to break open the Word," says Ann Pifer, a volunteer.
Downstream, in their stomach, the monkeys use enzymes called lysozymes to break open these bacteria and employ other enzymes to convert microbial proteins, DNA, and RNA into nutrients.
Scanning the Receiver: The QB should check the FB in the flat first, since the flat route is usually the first route to be covered or to break open.
2 : to break open and give forth young <The eggs will soon hatch.
Brandon Powell singled off JetHawks reliever Carlton Wells to tie the game, and Adam Keim hit a two-run homer to left off reliever Jered Liebeck to break open a 4-3 game in the eighth.
Only Homo, however, appears to have used stone tools to cut body parts off carcasses and to break open and dig marrow out of bones, they hold.