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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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The CPI-M sent a letter to the Election Commission alleging that two Trinamool leaders Abhisekh Banerjee and Abdur Razzak Mollah have broken the code of conduct while the Congress complained against Mamata Banerjee.
Finance Minister Jane Hutt denied the accusation saying there was no evidence anyone had broken the code of conduct.
Mr Jones wrote back to the complainant saying Ms Kiernan had not broken the code because the dinner was a private, rather than a public event.
Mr Jones wrote back to the complainant, saying Ms Kiernan had not broken the code because the dinner was a private, rather than a public event.
Although Aberystwyth University's cricketers had sparked rage by wearing individualised pink T-shirts with a variety of messages on the back during a night out, the 'casual rape' T-shirt led to a disciplinary panel ruling that the team had broken the code of conduct and brought the university into disrepute.
The standards committee ruled he had broken the code of conduct and one of the sanctions imposed was he should sign a letter of apology to the complainant, Laura Slegg.
THE contradictions and confusions arising from the Government's pay guide-line (or, perhaps, misguided line) are highlighted again today through a report about penalties which may be imposed on nine firms which have broken the code.
Inspector Andrea Bradbury of Lancashire police said: "Michael realises he's broken the code of conduct.
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May released a letter she had sent to Mr Brown which included a dossier of 100 occasions where Ministers are alleged to have broken the code.
Ofcom ruled Radio 1 had twice broken the code of conduct, warning: "Any future similarly serious compliance issues may result in regulatory action.
This can lead to councillors being suspended or ultimately dismissed if they are found out to have broken the code.
Now that Clayton has broken the code that baffled Hollywood for nearly a century, what might she do with this information?
He sparked the inquiry after public concern that Dr Simpson had broken the code by not verbally declaring his connection to the drugs firm.
He said: "Prescott has made nearly pounds 100,000 from the flat and broken the code in both spirit and letter.
And through this process we've broken the code to agency success," said Mr.