break through
intransitive verb Date: 1955 to make a breakthrough

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • break|through — «BRAYK THROO», noun. 1. a military attack that gets through the enemy defensive system into the area in the rear. 2. an achievement or solution of some problem, often of a scientific or technical nature: »The development of the Salk vaccine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • break through — index emerge, lancinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • break through — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms break through : present tense I/you/we/they break through he/she/it breaks through present participle breaking through past tense broke through past participle broken through 1) a) break through… …   English dictionary

  • break through — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you break through a barrier, you succeed in forcing your way through it. [V P n] Protesters tried to break through a police cordon... [V P] About fifteen inmates broke through onto the roof. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you break through …   English dictionary

  • break through — v. (D; intr.) to break through to (they broke through to the encircled unit) * * * [ breɪk θruː] (D; intr.) to break through to (they broke through to the encircled unit) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • break through — phr verb Break through is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑sun Break through is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barrier, ↑blockade, ↑cordon, ↑mist …   Collocations dictionary

  • break·through — /ˈbreıkˌθruː/ noun, pl throughs [count] 1 : a sudden increase in knowledge, understanding, etc. : an important discovery that happens after trying for a long time to understand or explain something Researchers say they have made/achieved a major… …   Useful english dictionary

  • break through — prasiveržimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportinių žaidimų taktikos veiksmas – puolėjo su kamuoliu atsidūrimas tarp varžovo ir taikinio (vartų, krepšio), sumaniai pritaikant reikiamą technikos veiksmų derinį ir… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • break through — verb 1. pass through (a barrier) (Freq. 3) Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county • Syn: ↑crack • Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑go through, ↑go across …   Useful english dictionary

  • break through — Synonyms and related words: achieve success, advance, arrive, be a success, breach, break in, break into, break open, break out, burst in, bust in, cave in, come forth, come on, come out, come through, cut a swath, debouch, emerge, erupt, exit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • break through — force a way through in spite of resistance (as in warfare); burst in, break out …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”