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make a break for (someone or something)
To run suddenly and at high speed toward someone or something. Our taxi was late picking us up, so I'm going to have to make a break for the train when we get to the station! I couldn't wait to get out of school, and I made a break for the door as soon as the bell rang. I was so anxious to be see my parents that I made a break for them as soon as I saw them in the airport.
make a break for someone or something
Fig. to run suddenly toward someone or something; to seize an opportunity to run toward someone or something. The crook made a break for the cop in order to get his gun. Max made a break for the door.
make a break for
Also, make a run for. Run toward something. For example, As soon as it ended, they made a break for the door, or I'll have to make a run for the plane. The noun break here means "escape," and both terms may be put as make a break or run for it , meaning "to escape or get away quickly." For example, With the guards asleep, he decided to make a break for it, or The rain's stopped; let's make a run for it. [c. 1840]