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make a break for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake a break for somethingmake a break for somethingESCAPEto suddenly start running towards something in order to escape from a place As soon as the guard’s back was turned, they made a break for the door. Two of the prisoners made a break for it but were soon recaptured. break
Examples from the Corpus
made a break for itI pulled Susan, and made a break for it.After the police fired tear gas, one hostage made a break for it.A couple of them made a break for it.
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