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See also: breakthrough
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see break, through.
- (intransitive) To gain popularity.
- (intransitive, sports) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.
- 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC:
- Montenegro gave Wales a scare in the first minute at the Cardiff City Stadium when Stevan Jovetic broke through, only to screw his shot well wide.
- (transitive) To make or force a way through (a barrier)