break (on, upon) (v.) Old form(s): Breakes
[of jokes] crack, make
MA II.iii.229[Benedick alone] I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me
TC I.iii.148[Ulysses to all, of Patroclus] the livelong day / Breaks scurril jests
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