Phrasal verbs are ‘multi-word verbs’ in which one word is a verb while the other may be a preposition or adverb. And, today in this lesson, we are going to see 11 phrasal verbs starting with the verb BREAK. Make sure to learn to improve your English Speaking.
Phrasal verbs with BREAK
Given below is the list of 9 Phrasal Verbs with BREAK:
1. Break down
Meaning: Separate something into component parts
Example: We spent a lot of money at the supermarket. When we broke the total cost down, we spent more on cleaning supplies than food.
2. Break down
Meaning: Stop working/functioning
Example: I will be late for work today. My car broke down on the way.
3. Break into
Meaning: Enter by using force : ( and breaking a lock, window, etc. )
Example: Somebody broke into John’s apartment while he was at the movies.
4. Break in
Meaning: Train; someone/something accustomed to a new routine
Example: I hope I can learn my new job quickly. the manager hasn’t scheduled much time for breaking me in.
5. Break in
Meaning: Wear something new until it’s/they’re comfortable
Example: These are nice shoes, but they’re too stiff. I hope it doesn’t take too long to break them in.
6. Break up
Meaning: Disperse; scatter
Example: What time did the party break up last night?
7. Break up
Meaning: End a personal relationship
Example: Shalini and Raju are not going steady anymore. They got really angry with each other and broke up.
8. Break through
Meaning: To pass through a barrier
The crowd broke through the barrier that was in front of the band.
9. Break away
Meaning: To leave something
I think Emily needs to break away from that group of friends. They are a bad influence on her.
10. Break off
Meaning: To break a piece from something.
Please will you break off a big piece of chocolate for me?
11. Break out of
Meaning: To escape from somewhere
I think it’s terrible that prisoners are still able to break out of prison. The public should be better protected.