break open

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  • Break open action guns typically work the same when used from either shoulder.
  • The door was broken open and he was set free. Cited from Peter Trawl, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • The deck had been broken open, so that one could look down into the ship.
  • It had indeed occurred to her to break open the press. Cited from Doctor Pascal, by Emile Zola
  • They have already broken open the doors and forced their way into the entrance hall. Cited from The Youth of the Great Elector, by L. Muhlbach
  • If we broke open the door, might we save him? Cited from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • In a minute more the outer door of the house was broken open. Cited from The Mormon Prophet, by Lily Dougall
  • They broke open the floor and rose into the hall. Cited from Heimskringla [Norwegian Kings], by Snorri Sturlson
  • They said that they would break open the door if he didn't let them in. Cited from Slave Narratives: Arkansas, Pt. 6, by Work Projects Administration
  • He started to take them home, but one broke open.
  • Any houses from which the women have fled are at once to be broken open. Cited from The Lion of the North, by G.A. Henty
  • They broke open the doors and tied up the men, women and children.
  • The fact remains that he broke open the chest on the night before the death. Cited from The Crystal Stopper, by Maurice LeBlanc
  • We could see an open door leading to the roof there, which must also have been broken open. Cited from Guy Garrick, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Cells may also be broken open by one of the above mechanical methods.
  • TRUE: No, he cannot break open this door with his foot, sure. Cited from Epicoene: Or, The Silent Woman, Ben Jonson
  • P.S. I broke open this letter to write you some more. Cited from The Underground Railroad, by William Still
  • It was a good deal like breaking open one of your letters, wasn't it? Cited from The Tragic Muse, by Henry James
  • Troops are daily coming in; they break open and quarter themselves in any houses they find shut up. Cited from The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn, by Henry P. Johnston
  • That night, a wall breaks open and a dead body falls through.
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