break someone's serve

break service or break someone's serve (tennis, etc)
To win a game in which one's opponent is serving
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Main Entry:break

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break someone’s serve/service/ phrase
in tennis, to win a game in which your opponent is serving
Thesaurus: tennishyponym sports events and competitionshyponym
Main entry: break

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • break — break1 [ breık ] (past tense broke [ brouk ] ; past participle broken [ broukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 separate into pieces ▸ 2 fail to obey rules ▸ 3 make a hole/cut ▸ 4 destroy someone s confidence ▸ 5 when people learn news ▸ 6 stop for a short time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • break */*/*/ — I UK [breɪk] / US verb Word forms break : present tense I/you/we/they break he/she/it breaks present participle breaking past tense broke UK [brəʊk] / US [broʊk] past participle broken UK [ˈbrəʊkən] / US [ˈbroʊkən] 1) [transitive] to make… …   English dictionary

  • break service — phrasal of a mare : to fail to conceive * * * break service or break someone s serve (tennis, etc) To win a game in which one s opponent is serving • • • Main Entry: ↑break …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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