break against (something)

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break against (something)

To crash into something and fall apart or shatter. The wave broke against the rocks of the jetty. I dropped the vase, and it broke against the floor.
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break against something

[for something] to crash against something. The waves broke against the barrier. The glass broke against the side of the sink.
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In bony, ribby regions of the earth, where at the base of high broken cliffs masses of rock lie strewn in fantastic groupings upon the plain, you will often discover images as of the petrified forms of the Leviathan partly merged in grass, which of a windy day breaks against them in a surf of green surges.
Brecel's highest breaks against Robertson were just 60 and 51, but his positive style means he is often competitive against Fu, who sometimes waits for his opponent to err before striking.
A perfect hat-trick from Ian Watkins plus one each for Lois Allen, Adam Chwalko and Adam Siddorn saw Wirral Radio record a 6-0 win against Coach & Horses Moreton while Towers Liscard versus Forum Athletic ended 1-1 and Rangers Breaks against New Ferry Rangers Athletic was postponed, with the points awarded to Breaks.
Williams dominated the opening session with a series of impressive breaks against world number two Higgins.
1 Murray lost 6-1 1-6 6-3 after two rain breaks against Frenchman Gilles Simon.
ABERDEEN coach Damian Reidy reckons referees give top teams the breaks against the strugglers.
McCulloch, a 100-1 outsider at the start of the tournament, compiled four half centuries and two hundred-plus breaks against a below-par Stevens who made too many errors.
We feel that we can get one of these two fast breaks against the press every time.
There is something visibly frenzied, a death-bearing fusion of erotic and aggressive desires, in the violence that breaks against the black male body.
Un-Nooh posted some decent breaks against Scott Donaldson in his opener but, with the exception of frames won, his figures were less impressive in his match against Greene.
I don't think Peter has beaten me since,' said the 30-year-old from Wiltshire, who looked in good form as he knocked in three century breaks against Drago.
GLENGAR HONEY will have all the breaks against Shawfield's top performer So Breezy and has fine chance of going clear in the finale tonight.
Allen was comfortably reaching the 90s in his breaks against Stevens and, with a confidenceboosting victory behind him, he could enter three-figure territory in his next best-of-25-frames match.
Cronin has the pace of a back-row forward and made two terrific line breaks against Bayonne last weekend.
O'Sullivan, who is 1-50 to progress to the round of 16 when the pair return today, made back-to-back century breaks against Liang, whom he beat in the final of the Shanghai Masters in September.