break (v.) Old form(s): breake
speak, exchange
CE III.i.75[Dromio of Ephesus to Dromio of Syracuse] A man may break a word with you, sir ... and break it in your face, so he break it not behind [also: fart]
MA II.i.132[masked Beatrice to masked Benedick, of Benedick] he'll but break a comparison or two on me
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