break someone's heart

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of break someone's heart

: to cause someone to feel great sorrow or sadness
  • He broke her heart when he left her for another woman.
  • Her boyfriend left her with a broken heart.
  • It breaks my heart to think of how those children have suffered.

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart


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