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take a break

To stop doing something for a short period of time, especially in order to rest or to focus one's energy elsewhere. You've been looking after the kids all day—go take a break for a while. OK, everyone, let's take a break for half an hour. I'm taking a break from the law firm to try to focus on my acting career.
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take a break

 and take one's break
to have a short rest period in one's work. It's ten o'clocktime to take a break. I don't usually take my break until 10:30.
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take a break

Interrupt one's activity briefly, as in We've been working for two hours; let's take a break. Also see take five.
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take a break

tv. to stop working for a rest period. Let’s take a break here. Be back in five minutes.
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