break (one's) stride

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Definition of break (one's) stride

: to pause or slow down in one's movement She jogged straight across the road without breaking (her) stride.

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“Break (one's) stride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20%28one%27s%29%20stride. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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