break (one's) stride

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.

Word by Word Definitions

break play
  1. : to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

  2. : fracture

  3. to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. : an act or action of breaking

  2. : the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

  3. : a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage : a condition produced by or as if by breaking : gap

stride play
  1. : to stand astride

  2. : to move with or as if with long steps

  3. : to take a very long step

  1. : a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions

  2. : the most effective natural pace : maximum competence or capability

  3. : a long step


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