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take a break

This page is about the collocation take a break

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to stop doing something for a short time, e.g. to eat, rest, go to the toilet, etc.

For example

  • Let's take a short break.

  • How many breaks are the workers allowed to take each day?

Note:
Also "have a break"

Quick Quiz

I took a break because I

a. had to make a call

b. wasn't careful

c. fell over

Contributor: Matt Errey