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Bread To break bread. To partake of food. Common in Scripture language. Breaking of bread. The
They continued ... in breaking of bread, and in prayers.- Acts ii. 42; and again verse 46.
Bread He took bread and salt, i.e. he took his oath. Bread and salt were formerly eaten when an oath
Bread-basket (One's ). The stomach.
Bread and Cheese The barest necessities of life.
Break (To ). To become a bankrupt. (See Bankrupt. )
Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached to them.- Acts xx. 7.To break one's fast. To take food after long abstinence; to eat one's breakfast after the night's fast.
To break one's neck. To dislocate the bones of one's neck.
To break on the wheel. To torture one on a wheel by breaking the long bones with an iron bar. (Cf. COUP DE GRÂCE.)
To break a butterfly on a wheel. To employ superabundant effort in the accomplishment of a small matter.
Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel,To break out of bounds. To go beyond the prescribed limits.
Break Cover (To ). To start forth from a hiding-place.
Break Down (To ). To lose all control of one's feelings.
Break Faith (To ). To violate one's word or pledge.
Break Ground (To ). To commence a new project. As a settler does.
Break In (To ). To interpose a remark. To train a horse to the saddle or to harness.
Break of Day Day-break.
`At break of day I will come to thee again.
Break the Ice (To ). To prepare the way; to cause the stiffness and reserve of intercourse with a stranger to relax; to impart to another bit by bit distressing news or a delicate subject.
Break your Back (To ). Make you bankrupt. The metaphor is from carrying burdens on the back.
Break up Housekeeping (To ). To discontinue keeping a separate house.
Break with One (To ). To cease from intercourse.
What cause have I given him to break with me?- Florence Marryat.
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