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.
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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.
See also: break, stride
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You're worried that taking a rest will break your stride or you will be letting someone down, but the reverse is the case.
Something like that doesn't half break your stride.
If you get a dodgy sending-off or a big player like Wayne gets injured, then it can break your stride."