break (v.) Old form(s): breake
crack, split, beat
1H4 III.i.231[Lady Percy to Hotspur] Wouldst thou have thy head broken?
CE I.ii.79[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Ephesus] I shall break that merry sconce of yours
CE II.ii.228[Adriana to Dromio of Syracuse] let none enter, lest I break your pate
MW I.i.116[Falstaff to Slender] I broke your head
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