take a break and other collocations

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take a break

Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke to reporters while taking a break from the negotiations


  • break / breɪk / noun (INTERRUPTION)
    • [ C ] a short period of rest, when food or drink is sometimes eaten:
    • a coffee break
    • UK a tea break
    • a lunch/dinner break
    • We'll take another break at 3.30.
    • They worked through the night without a break.
    • Do you usually take a morning/afternoon break?
    • We'll take a break now and resume in an hour.

References: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition, Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8th edition


  • Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English has a separate collocation section:

collocations of break in longman dictionary




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