break a law

This page is about the collocation break a law

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something illegal

For example

  • If you hadn't broken any laws, you wouldn't be in jail.

  • Laws are strictly enforced here, so if you break one you will be arrested.

Quick Quiz

People who've broken a law are called

a. police

b. lawyers

c. criminals

Contributor: Matt Errey