Expressions with Break

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  1. The firefighters had to break the door ___ to rescue the little girl.
    a. into
    b. out
    c. down

  2. The burglar broke ___ the house and stole all their money and jewelry.
    a. away
    b. into
    c. forth

  3. I don't know why their marriage is breaking ___ .
    a. through
    b. in
    c. up

  4. After two hours of hard work, we decided to break ___ for a little cup of coffee.
    a. off
    b. up
    c. into

  5. We have to break ___ all our emotional barriers to feel free.
    a. away
    b. down
    c. into

  6. When he spread the news, panic broke ___ in the city.
    a. in
    b. away
    c. out

  7. Scientists will break ___ in their search for new sources of energy.
    a. up
    b. through
    c. out

  8. Mary feels miserable, for she's just broken ___ her boyfriend.
    a. with
    b. up
    c. down

    Copyright (C) 1997 Vera Mello (vcqm@ruralsp.com.br)
    This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.