break bread

break bread
verb
have a meal, usually with company
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The early Christian disciples broke bread together

Hypernyms: ↑eat
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Sam and Sue break bread

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phrasal
1. : to eat in the company of

refusing to break bread with his old enemy

2. : to give out bread (as in a Communion service)

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break bread
1. To have a meal (with)
2. To administer or take part in Holy Communion (Christianity)
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Main Entry:break

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I
celebrate the Eucharist
poetic/literary share a meal with someone
II
see bread

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break bread
: to have a meal together

He received an invitation to break bread with the president.

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Main Entry:bread
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break bread — see bread, 1
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Main Entry:break

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