break someone's heart

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break someone's heart (third-person singular simple present breaks someone's heart, present participle breaking someone's heart, simple past broke someone's heart, past participle broken someone's heart)

  1. (idiomatic) To cause a person to feel grief, disappointment or sadness.
    • 1976, Elton John (lyrics and music), “Don't Go Breaking My Heart”, performed by Elton John ft. Kiki Dee:
      Don't go breaking my heart / I couldn't if I tried / Honey if I get restless / Baby you're not that kind
    • 2010, “Baby”, performed by Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris:
      "We're just friends," what are you sayin'? / Said "there's another," and looked right in my eyes / My first love broke my heart for the first time

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