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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybreak through
he/she/itbreaks through
present participlebreaking through
past tensebroke through
past participlebroken through
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  1. 1
    break through something to force your way through something that is stopping you from moving forward
  2. 2
    break through something if something that was hidden breaks through something, it appears through it

    Maggie’s head broke through the surface of the pool.

    1. a.
      if the sun breaks through the clouds, it appears from behind them
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