break (something) on (something)

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break (something) on (something)

To break something by striking or smacking it against something else. A: "Did you really break the vase on the shelf?" B: "Yeah, I can't believe I hit it so hard!"
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

break something on something

to strike and break something against something else. She broke the glass on the countertop. He broke his arm on the steps.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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