One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a sudden dash in the direction of, especially in a bid to escape.‘he made a break for the door’
- ‘The orang-utan escaped by pulling a tile from the roof of the enclosure yesterday afternoon, then climbed through the hole to make a break for freedom.’
- ‘By the midpoint of the film I was seriously considering making a break for the exit.’
- ‘Tony took off for the hallway, tearing open the door and making a break for the elevator.’
- ‘Ryan thought about making a break for it, but there was no way he'd escape before getting a bullet in the back.’
- ‘Eventually he made a break for the office through the kitchen door, only to be dragged out by his mate.’
- ‘Quick, someone create a diversion so I can make a break for the toilet and scribble a note from my mum excusing me from class.’
- ‘Two members of the group have made a break for the border.’
- ‘The driver then tried to make a break for it on foot, but was quickly apprehended by police who gave chase.’
- ‘She then did rehab, stole a credit card and made a break for Hawaii.’
- ‘So, as she disappeared into the kitchen, I made a break for the door.’
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