break the spell

idiom

: to bring an end to magic
Drinking the potion will break the spell.

Examples of break the spell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not one person looked ready to break the spell, and finally bid the Kit Kat Club adieu. Marley Marius, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2024 The only effective way to break the spell and bring people back to reality will be to disprove their most important prophecy, which takes place at the polls in November. Brian Klaas, The Atlantic, 10 Apr. 2024 So the King hires a hitman (the adorable Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas) to murder him, so their daughter, who was placed under a spell at birth that turns her into an ogre at midnight, can break the spell and become a beautiful human. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 10 Apr. 2024 Just before the apprentice drowns, the master returns to break the spell and prevent disaster. Lyle Maxson, Rolling Stone, 16 Jan. 2024 But when the deal goes south, Murphy’s character must try to break the spell in order to restore Christmas cheer for his family — and community. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2023 Naturally, Ella embarks on a quest to break the spell, encountering elves, ogres, and her Prince Charming along the way. Riann Phillip, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 Now Disney is teaming up with a band of intrepid adventurers—namely, Wilmer Hale and other prestigious white-shoe law firms—to break the spell and restore peace to the Magic Kingdom. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 28 Apr. 2023 Nobody dared to speak, as if one whisper could break the spell and conceal the secret forever. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022

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“Break the spell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20the%20spell. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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