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Break into two parts.‘the slate fell from my hand and broke in two on the hard floor’
- ‘The holds and engine room flooded, she was abandoned and later caught fire, at some stage breaking in two.’
- ‘He told her how his house had broken in two.’
- ‘A plane breaks in two in midair; multi-colored thread denotes an explosion.’
- ‘The 484 ton Norwegian steamer Gier hit the reef in 1908, and broke in two.’
- ‘Mr Patel struggled with the raider, Justin Conway, and the plastic gun broke in two.’
- ‘She felt her tears slide down her cheek, as she felt her heart break in two.’
- ‘Matt's heart had broken in two at that very moment.’
- ‘It will break in two at the perfect spot.’
- ‘This can be done whether the ship is resting upside down, pitched at an angle or has broken in two.’
- ‘Last September it broke in two, draining a trapped freshwater lake into the Arctic Ocean.’
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