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English verb: break through

1. break through (change) pass through (a barrier)

SamplesRegistrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

2. break through (change) penetrate

SamplesThe sun broke through the clouds.
The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft.

Synonymscome through

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)appear

3. break through (change) break out

SamplesThe tooth erupted and had to be extracted.

Synonymscome out, erupt, push through

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)appear

Narrower (hyponym)dehisce

Verb grouperupt

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