break into a run

idiom

: to start running
When they realized they might miss the train, they broke into a run.

Examples of break into a run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Did parents break into a run, grabbing their infants from their strollers, after a bomb fell nearby, too close? Peter Maass, The New Republic, 8 Apr. 2022

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“Break into a run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20into%20a%20run. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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