break (v.) Old form(s): Breake
reveal, disclose, impart
1H4 III.i.138[Glendower to all] Break with your wives of your departure hence [i.e. break the news]
1H6 I.iii.81[Gloucester to Winchester] we shall meet and break our minds at large [also: crack our skulls against each other]
AC I.ii.178[Antony to Enobarbus] I shall break / The cause of our expedience to the Queen
H5 V.ii.242[King Henry to Katherine] break thy mind to me in broken English
Mac I.vii.48[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, of telling her the plot] What beast was't then / That made you break this enterprise to me?
TG I.iii.44[Antonio to Panthino, of Proteus] now will we break with him [i.e. reveal the matter]
TG III.i.59[Duke to Valentine] I am to break with thee of some affairs / That touch me near
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