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.
Nearly there, nearly there, then suddenly an unexpected distraction as woman with buggy crosses your path, forcing you to break your stride and determined gaze.
If you get a dodgy sending-off or a big player like Wayne gets injured, then it can break your stride.