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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Break.
In the following sentences the idioms are colored blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.
• He broke down in the middle of his speech. (Failed)
• He broke off in the middle of the story. (Stopped suddenly)
• I gave him no cause to break with me. (Quarrel with)
• The burglars broke into the house. (Entered by force)