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phrases using the word break
Division into smaller pieces
Ando-san only gave his total budget number but he needs to provide a breakdown by category.
Note: Also used as a verb phrase. Break down these numbers please.
Break the ice
To start a conversation with a stranger
Ask Sakurai-san for tips on how to break the ice. He's an expert.
To train a new worker
Ohashi-san must break in the new secretary before he leaves for his summer holiday.
To separate into smaller groups
The trainees will all attend the general session in the morning and then break out into specific workshops in the afternoon.
Note: Also used as an adjective: We will attend the breakout sessions.
Break the news
To be the first to tell something
The local newspaper was the first to break the news about the planned merger."