break (v.) Old form(s): breake
graze, bruise, cut open
AYL II.iv.54[Touchstone to Rosalind] I shall ne'er be ware of mine own wit till I break my shins against it
RJ I.iii.39[Nurse to Lady Capulet, of Juliet] she broke her brow
TS II.i.142[stage direction] Enter Hortensio with his head broke
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