break out (start suddenly): Fire broke out in the kitchen during the night.
break out (escape from a place): Three men managed to break out of the jail.
(force to get through a barrier): Protesters managed to break through the barriers.
break through (achieve success even though there are difficulties and obstacles): Scientists think they are beginning to break through in the fight against AIDS.
break up (break into parts or pieces): The ship broke up when it hit the rocks.
up (end or cause to end): The party in fact began to break up after midnight.
break up (connect and disconnect): I can’t hear you, you are breaking up; I’ll call you back and see if we get a better connection.
break with (separate yourself from): He decided to break with some friends.