Podcast # 36 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with BREAK

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

Croatia separated from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991.

The automobile racer left the pack behind him.

The automobile racer broke away from the pack.

The ice cream making machine stopped working.

The ice cream making machine broke down.

She lost control of herself and started crying.

She broke down and started to cry.

We can divide this project into three phases.

We can break down this project into three phases.

We can break this project down into three phases.

Someone smashed a window and got into my house.

Someone broke into my house.

It took two days to make these shoes comfortable by wearing them.

It took two days to break in these shoes.

It took two days to break these shoes in.

It takes three weeks to train a new employee.

It takes three weeks to break in a new employee.

It takes three weeks to break a new employee in.

China and Japan suddenly ended their talks.

China and Japan broke off their talks.

China and Japan broke their talks off.

A fire started burning in the driest part of the forest.

A fire broke out in the driest part of the forest.

When you get the measles, you become covered with spots.

When you get the measles, you break out in spots.

The murderer escaped from jail.

The murderer broke out of jail.

Maria is no longer Ken’s girlfriend.

Maria and Ken have broken up.

The meeting ended at 4 o’clock.

The meeting broke up at 4 o’clock.

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