“Break” in the news

Example collocations

big break
break down
break through
break up
took a break

Publications and example sentences

The Japan Times
· Okamoto’s: Rock, rap and the road less traveled  
“People told us we would get into a big fight since the tour was so long, or that we’d just break up.  Copy example sentence
· Transcript: Leon Panetta: Worthy Fights  
What happened was that the war broke out.  Copy example sentence
· Trump trying to 'divide' America: Former defence secretary Mattis  
Trump has come under fire over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally, as unrest hit dozens of cities across the United States.  Copy example sentence
The Wall Street Journal
· Boris Johnson’s Freedom Lesson  
Almost since the ink was dry on the 1984 Joint Declaration that turned Hong Kong over to China, this newspaper has argued that granting Hong Kongers the right to live in Britain would be a valuable protection if China broke its word.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· James Mattis harshly condemns Trump’s handling of George Floyd protests  
Mattis’s broadside breaks a near silence from the ex-Marine general since he resigned in December 2018.  Copy example sentence
· U.S. Park Police officers placed on administrative duty over assault on Australian journalists  
McAtee was in a parking lot next to his barbecue stand, YaYa's Barbecue, early Monday when Louisville police officers and the National Guard went to break up a crowd in violation of a recently mandated curfew.  Copy example sentence
Seeking Alpha
· Juniper Networks, Inc.'s (JNPR) Management Presents at Bank of America Global Technology Conference (Transcript)  
We will have to break it down by vertical and I will take the first stab at this and then Manoj can add some more color.  Copy example sentence
· Actor from '9-1-1' apologizes after defending the use of racial slurs  
Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.  Copy example sentence
Japan Today
· Portland, Oregon, city of protest, reels from nightly chaos  
For five nights, these smaller groups have smashed windows, set fires, broken into a building housing police headquarters and spray-painted walls and sidewalks.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· With Steve King Gone, Does the Democrat Have a Shot in His Iowa District?  
We don’t need more tax breaks for these multinational corporations.  Copy example sentence