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People were throwing stones and several windows were broken.
Break the spaghetti in half and put it into the boiling water.
Shake the snow off the branches to prevent them from breaking.
The glass slipped from her hand and broke into a dozen pieces.
She broke her leg playing football.
Older bones tend to break more easily.
We used to have a toaster, but it broke.
Don't play with the camera – you'll break it.
If you break the speed limit, the penalties are severe.
I don't care what your reasons are. The fact is you're breaking the law.
The dog bit his leg, but fortunately didn't break the skin.
Every so often a fish broke the still surface of the lake.
a campaign of violence and intimidation, that eventually broke the opposition's will
Twenty years in prison had not broken his spirit.
He was back in France when the news broke.
For some days after the scandal broke, the press could find out nothing about him.
The Daily Mirror broke the story on Christmas Eve.
Why don't we break now and meet again tomorrow?
OK, let's break for lunch.
Everyone must work together to break the cycle of violence.
Their goal was to break the monopoly of the state telecoms corporation.
The meeting went on late into the night in an attempt to break the deadlock.
They are determined to break the army's hold on power.
Hardly a sound broke the sleepy summer silence.
The peaceful mood was broken by the blare of a police siren.
Breaking a ten-year silence, he has talked for the first time about his wife's suicide.
He's been breaking his back getting the house ready for their visit.
I think we've broken the back of the job now.
Interrupting others is annoying, so try to break the habit.
He told a few jokes to break the ice.
If you come near this place again, I'll break your neck.
The painting has broken all records, selling for over £20 million.
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