break open something

break open something
break open (something) to suddenly and clearly begin to win a competition.

Several quick goals helped Hewlett break open a close game and beat the Tigers by 10 points.


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  • break open — verb 1. open with force (Freq. 2) He broke open the picnic basket • Hypernyms: ↑open, ↑open up • Verb Frames: Somebody s something They want to break open the doors …   Useful english dictionary

  • break something open — open something forcibly …   Useful english dictionary

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  • break into — verb 1. express or utter spontaneously (Freq. 4) break into a yodel break into a song break into tears • Hypernyms: ↑utter, ↑emit, ↑let out, ↑let loose …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — 1. v. & n. v. (past broke or archaic brake; past part. broken or archaic broke) 1 tr. & intr. a separate into pieces under a blow or strain; shatter. b make or become inoperative, esp. from damage (the toaster has broken). c break a bone in or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unclosed (see opening); unfilled, unengaged; free, public; unrestrained, unrestricted; frank, overt; spread out, unfolded, revealed. v. unfasten; unfold, spread out; reveal, disclose; start,… …   English dictionary for students

  • break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …   English World dictionary

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