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- v. To rest; to temporarily discontinue a specified activity.
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The modern traveler: British officers, Egyptian soldiers, and Sudanese laborers take a break from laying the Sudan Military Railway, 1897.
Sometimes when Angelica comes by she’ll take a break and go out for lunch, always reminding me first that Angelica’s phone number is on the fridge if there’s an emergency, but I never know how long she’ll be gone.
At Bruckless, it was time to take a break from driving.
He waited until he could see only his own face on the floor monitor and said, "Well, we're having an enjoyable conversation here with our guest, Mr. Vanni Fucci, but I'm afraid we're going to have to take a break for a minute while we show you that tape I promised you of Brother Beau and I dedicating the new Holy Beamer we installed last week in Amarillo.