break into a run

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Definition of break into a run

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

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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 28 Jan. 2021.

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