break someone's heart

break someone's heart
verb
cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody
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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:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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I
see heart
II
overwhelm someone with sadness

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break someone's heart — see heart
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Main Entry:break
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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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