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break a/the code

To determine or decipher a secret code. It is imperative that we break the enemy code and access their plans. She definitely broke the code on my phone—her picture is suddenly my new background!
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break a code

to figure out a code; to decipher a secret code. The intelligence agents finally broke the enemy's code. When they broke the code, they were able to decipher messages.
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I'm optimistic they'll break the codes," says Paul Quigley of Virginia Tech University.
Watch out for angry flash mobs as participants unravel the mystery, break the codes and help save the world.
Participants are invited to immerse themselves in a brand new universe, unravel the mystery, break the codes and help save the world.
NIST invited the worldwide cryptographic community to "attack" the 15 candidate encryption formulas in an effort to break the codes.
NIST invited the worldwide cryptographic community to "attack" the encryption formulas in an effort to break the codes.
RESEARCHERS BREAK CELLULAR PHONE CODE: A few minutes work on a computer can break the codes that are supposed to protect new digital cellular phone technology from eavesdroppers, a team of researchers said Thursday.