break into a run

break into a run phrase
to start running

He walked slowly around the corner and then broke into a run.

Thesaurus: to runsynonym
Main entry: run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • break into a run — to start running He walked slowly around the corner and then broke into a run …   English dictionary

  • break into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms break into : present tense I/you/we/they break into he/she/it breaks into present participle breaking into past tense broke into past participle broken into 1) break into something to enter a building by force …   English dictionary

  • break into sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 STEAL to enter a building by using force, in order to steal something: Thieves broke into the bank vault by digging a tunnel. 2 break into a run/gallop/trot etc to suddenly start running etc: Suzie heard footsteps behind her and broke… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break into something — break into (something) 1. to begin suddenly to do something. Then he broke into a run and we just couldn t catch him. Onishi broke into sobs and covered his eyes with a handkerchief. 2. to enter a place by using force. His apartment has been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break into — (something) 1. to begin suddenly to do something. Then he broke into a run and we just couldn t catch him. Onishi broke into sobs and covered his eyes with a handkerchief. 2. to enter a place by using force. His apartment has been broken into… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break into — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone breaks into a building, they get into it by force. [V P n] There was no one nearby who might see him trying to break into the house... [V P n] In this country a house is broken into every 24 seconds. 2) PHRASAL VERB If… …   English dictionary

  • break into — phr verb Break into is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑face, ↑intruder, ↑thief, ↑vandal Break into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑applause, ↑car, ↑conversation, ↑flat, ↑gallop, ↑grin, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ˌbreak ˈinto sth — phrasal verb 1) to enter a building by force, especially in order to steal things A house in Brecon Place was broken into last night.[/ex] 2) to start doing something The children saw the sea and broke into a run.[/ex] 3) to start to have success …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break into — {v.} 1. To force an entrance into; make a rough or unlawful entrance into. * /Thieves broke into the store at night./ 2. {informal} To succeed in beginning (a career, business, or a social life) * /He broke into television as an actor./ 3. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break into — {v.} 1. To force an entrance into; make a rough or unlawful entrance into. * /Thieves broke into the store at night./ 2. {informal} To succeed in beginning (a career, business, or a social life) * /He broke into television as an actor./ 3. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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