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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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In the amateur production of Breaking the Code at the People's, Turing is played by Richard Jack.
Alan Turing was an EnglishA computer scientist,A mathematician, logician and cryptanalyst who played a key role in breaking the code of the Nazi Enigma cipher machines during World War II.
Jacobi played him in a lauded TV version of Hugh Whitemore's tragic play Breaking The Code in 1996, while Cumberbatch sealed his reputation in movie The Imitation Game in 2014.
The 26-year-old has been charged with breaking the code of behaviour which pertains to "unbecoming behaviour, regarding comments posted on his Twitter account," Cricket Australia said in a statement.
Breaking the code; a father's secret, a daughter's journey, and the question that changed everything.
Breaking the code, however, does not guarantee a job.
This example will do the trick with such games as spotting the difference (two dinosaurs that are identical twins), filling the gaps (locating hiding dinosaurs), breaking the code (deciphering a secret message), working out the maze (who is the hungriest caveman?), and mirror symmetry.
At a full Conwy County Council meeting at Bodlondeb Cllr Ronnie Hughes accused an unnamed councillor of breaking the code of conduct and releasing confidential information to the press.
It is also right to make clear that anyone found breaking the code of conduct should be automatically sacked.
The play, Breaking the Code, by Hugh Whitemore is about the life and death of Alan Turing, who was the central force in breaking the Enigma in Britain.
BREAKING THE CODE tells the tragic and moving story of one of the world's most brilliant mathematicians.
BREAKING THE CODE: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing.
And if they fail to meet the tip-top rules they will be suspended, investigated and ultimately struck off if they are found guilty of breaking the code they signed up to.
Breaking the code of one set of signals led to the use of beta interferon treatments for MS (Betaseron, Avonex, and Rebif).
Breaking The Code: The New Science Of Beginning Reading And Writing by professional development provider and former elementary teacher and university professor J.