break someone's heart

break someone's heart
cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody

The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend

Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑anguish, ↑hurt
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody

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see heart
overwhelm someone with sadness

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break someone's heart — see heart
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Main Entry:break
break someone's heart
: to cause someone to feel great sorrow or sadness

He broke her heart when he left her for another woman.

Her boyfriend left her with a broken heart.

It breaks my heart to think of how those children have suffered.

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Main Entry:heart

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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