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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.
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Shearer typically did not break stride before smashing home a right-footed shot that flew beyond Pressman's right hand into the bottom corner of the Mansfield goal.
His cross saw Ben Steane's effort fall for Morson who didn't break stride as he thundered the ball low into the bottom corner past goalkeeper Damion Quailey.
And his latest was worth waiting for as he did not break stride before volleying a corner past Preston keeper Jordan Pickford.
A free-kick was cleared to the edge of the box and Mauchline didn't even break stride before smacking a volley past Hogarth.
Appeared to barely break stride rounding the turns, but was still pursued by a determined West-mead Lord who ensured that the leader knew he was in a race throughout.
Brett Ormerod's cross was headed into his path by David Nugent and he didn't even need to break stride to bludgeon the ball past Luke McCormick.
Two moments of class made the difference, MCartney's inch perfect cross meant Byfield didn't need to break stride before heading home and Oster played a precision pass to Smith in the build-up to the second goal.
Irish midfielder O'Toole found Lucas in the left channel with a measured ball, and Lucas in turn fed Huckerby, who did not even have to break stride before slotting the ball beyond Knight.
No arguments, his longrange passing was of the highest order, and one 50-yard scud picked out Florent Malouda without the French winger having to break stride.
Trapping really well, he hardly seemed to break stride going round the first couple of bends and maintained a strong gallop throughout to come home nearly four lengths to the good of Target Harry.
The former Torquay man quickly slid the ball into the path of Mahon who didn't break stride as he crashed a vicious drive past the diving Lee Camp.
But the Wasps were really buzzing and Callaghan didn't even break stride as he sweetly finished off a slick counterattack in the 53rd minute.
No arguments, his long-range passing was of the highest order, and one 50-yard scud picked out Florent Malouda without the French winger having to break stride.
He fed Mahon who didn't break stride before crashing a left-foot drive across Sorensen.
Cardiff extended their lead through Dean Dewdney but the touchdown was conjured by Harris whose pinpoint cross-kick meant his right wing did not even have to break stride as the ball dropped perfectly into his arms.