break (v.) Old form(s): breake
interrupt, break in on, cut in on
2H4 IV.v.70[King Henry IV to Princes] foolish over-careful fathers / Have broke their sleep with thoughts
AC IV.xiv.31[Mardian to Antony] in the midst a tearing groan did break / The name of Antony
H8 III.ii.198[Wolsey to King Henry] my duty ... / Should the approach of this wild river break
MW III.iv.22[Shallow to Mistress Quickly, of Fenton and Anne] Break their talk
TC III.i.50[Paris to Pandarus, of the music] You have broke it
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