Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to break"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to break"
|to break a bill
||cambiar un billete
|break a leg!
|to break even
||salir sin ganar ni perder
|to break faith with
||ser desleal, no cumplir una promesa
|to break free
|to break loose
- Let me pay. I need to break this hundred-dollar bill.
- I saw Tim before he went on stage and I told him to break a leg.
- Jane thought she was making a good deal but it broke even.
- Steve promised he would come, I hope he doesn't break faith with his promise.
- When will you finally break free from that dreadful job?
- Andrew needs to break loose from those friends of his. They're no good.
|to break new ground
||abrir nuevos caminos
|to break one's back
|to break ranks
|to break someone's heart
||romperle el corazón a alguien
|to break the back of something
||hacer la parte más difícil de algo
|to break the ice
||romper el hielo
- The discovery of DNA broke new ground in science.
- My mom broke her back all her life to feed my brother and me.
- The platoon broke ranks after the sergeant left.
- Wayne broke Meg's heart when he told her he didn't love her anymore.
- We've already painted the bedrooms, the bathroom and the kitchen. We've broken the back of it.
- You can tell a few jokes to break the ice when you're on you date.
|to break the mould
||romper el molde
|to break the news to someone
||darle una noticia a alguien
|to break wind
||echarse un gas
- The Beatles really broke the mould when they first appeared.
- I hate to be the one to break the news to you but, your father is dead.
- What would you do if you broke wind during a job interview?