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break bread

To eat. We should break bread before the meal gets cold.
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break bread

Have a meal, eat. For example, It's hard to remain enemies when you've broken bread together. This term occurs in numerous places in the New Testament, where it sometimes means to share bread and other times to distribute food to others. In later usage it came to refer to the sacramental bread of Communion in Christian services. The latter survives in the spiritual hymn, "Let Us Break Bread Together." [1300s]
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break bread

To eat together.
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But when they stopped for the evening meal and the man broke bread with them, they recognized him as Christ.
Minimajor's Michael Lynne, Rolf Mittweg and pic's exec producer Kent Alter man broke bread with helmer Todd Field and thesps Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson and Noah Emmerich.
And what especially caught one's attention, more so than ever, was the tapestry that had been hung over the central door of the basilica, showing the true protagonist of the sacrament: the risen Christ, who, on the shore of the lake, broke bread with the apostles and commanded Peter to nourish the Church, as found in the last chapter of the Gospel of John, which was sung in both Latin and Greek.
There were four markers to this community with a new identity: they learned, prayed, worshiped, and broke bread together.
The men and women, young and old, not only broke bread as a group, but they prayed together in the fourth out of five daily prayers.
He broke bread with them and then they recognised him but he vanished.