break the news

Definition of break the news

  1. :  to tell (someone) bad news <We tried to break the news to her gently.>

Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

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

newsplay
  1. :  a report of recent events

    :  previously unknown information

    :  something having a specified influence or effect


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