When talking to native speakers, you might come across idiomatic phrases consisting of a verb and an adverb or another verb. Such idiomatic phrases are called phrasal verbs. Here are some of them and their meanings.
break something in – to wear something several times so that it won’t feel new and uncomfortable to use.
Sample sentence: The bride is breaking her wedding shoes in.
break out in something – to turn into a skin condition
Sample sentence: We thought it was just a simple insect bite but it broke out in a skin allergy.
break into something – to enter by force
The policeman had to break into the building to arrest the robber.
Other phrasal verbs:
Break away – to leave something.
Break down – to become very upset.
Break off – to break a piece from something.
Break out of – to escape from somewhere.
Break through – to pass through a barrier.
Break up – to finish a romantic relationship with someone.
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