Definition of break (one's) stride
- She jogged straight across the road without breaking (her) stride.
: to separate into parts with suddenness or violence
: to cause (a bone) to separate into two or more pieces : fracture
to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)
: to stand astride
: to move with or as if with long steps
: to take a very long step
: a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions
: the most effective natural pace : maximum competence or capability
: a long step
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