make a break for


: to suddenly start running toward something
The runner made a break for second base.

Examples of make a break for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the film, three Texas teens (Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, and Mackenzie Davis) hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence but get sucked into the underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man. Alex Ritman, Variety, 22 May 2024 Our group had a plan: when the bus came the next morning, that would be the moment to make a break for it. Teju Cole, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Colin Simmons watched Steve Sarkisian make a break for the 30-yard line at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2023 Except that especially right at the start, her enormous fake mustache appears to gain sentience, realize what these people are doing, and decide to make a break for it straight down the middle of Prue’s face. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 24 Sep. 2021 In Honduras, Quintanilla said, one heard all the time — from friends, on social media, from relatives — that this was a good moment to make a break for the United States, as long as one traveled with children. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2021 Thinking on his feet, Mully steals the dough before his dad can, and hijacks an idling taxicab to make a break for it — yep, the boy’s precocious gifts extend to reckless getaway driving. Guy Lodge, Variety, 28 July 2022 According to Fring’s plan, Varga was supposed to try and make a break for it at this point, and then get shot down. Andy Meek, BGR, 28 Apr. 2022 But eventually William, Cato, Margaret, Pandora and a young boy named Zander decide to make a break for it. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022

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“Make a break for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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