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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I thought that the horses would jam on the brakes when it hit, but they kept going and it didn't break their strides.