5 phrasal verbs with Break

1 minutes

Nov. 5, 2022

Break down

This phrasal verb means: "to stop working".

I don’t believe it, the photocopier’s broken down again!

Break in

This phrasal verb means: "to enter a building illegally with the intention of stealing".

Nearly two months ago, thieves broke in while she was asleep and took all her jewellery.

Break out

If war, fighting, fire, or disease breaks out, it starts suddenly.

It can also mean, to escape from prison.

Firemen fought for hours to control the fire, which had broken out on Wedenesday night.

Two dangerous robbers had broken out of jail and murdered a police officer.

Break up

This phrasal verb means: "to end a relationship"

Did you know that Pat has broken up with Josh?

More posts