break over

break over (something)

To crash into something and fall apart or shatter. This phrase is typically used to describe waves. The wave broke over the rocks of the jetty.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

break over something

[for waves] to lift high and tumble over a barrier. The waves broke over the rocks at the shore. Huge waves broke over the bow of the ship.
See also: break, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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