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break through

break through(
breyk
 
thru
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cross)
a. atravesar
The protestors broke through the barriers and headed for the palace.Los manifestantes atravesaron las barreras y se dirigieron al palacio.
b. abrirse camino entre
Irene managed to break through the crowds and force her way out of the station.Irene logró abrirse camino entre la multitud y salir de la estación.
c. abrirse paso entre
The sun finally broke through the clouds.Por fin el sol se abrió paso entre las nubes.
d. romper
The running back broke through our defensive line time and again.El corredor rompió nuestra línea defensiva una y otra vez.
2. (to overcome)
a. vencer
In time they managed to break through the little boy's shyness.Con el paso del tiempo lograron vencer la timidez del niño.
3. (to exceed)
a. romper
The Stock Market broke through the 10,000 barrier today.Hoy la Bolsa rompió la barrera de los 10,000 puntos.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to appear)
a. salir
As soon as the sun broke through, it began to dry the ground out.En cuanto salió el sol, empezó a secar el terreno.
5. (to be successful)
a. hacer un avance importante
E-businesses have broken through in the last decade.Los comercios electrónicos han hecho un avance importante en la última década.
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break through
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (wall, barrier)
a. atravesar
2. (fig)
a. superar (sb's reserve, shyness)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (sun)
a. salir
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break through
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+sun] salir; [+water etc] abrirse paso; abrirse (un) camino
to break through to [+new seam] [+miners] llegar a; abrir un camino hasta
intransitive verb
[+defences, barrier] atravesar; [+crowd] abrirse paso entre;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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