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break bread

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. break bread(verb)

    have a meal, usually with company

    "The early Christian disciples broke bread together"


  1. break bread(Verb)

    To eat a meal, especially to eat a shared meal with friends.

  2. break bread(Verb)

    To take part in Holy Communion.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Break Bread

    To accept hospitality. In the East bread is baked in the form of large cakes, which are broken, never cut with a knife. To break bread with a stranger ensures the latter personal protection as long as he remains under the roof of his host.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of break bread in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of break bread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of break bread in a Sentence

  1. Actor Matt Lucas:

    I'm chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can't wait to break bread with Noel, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and meet the brilliant bakers, and bearing in mind my love of cake, I've already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation.

Images & Illustrations of break bread

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Translations for break bread

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  • das Brot miteinander teilen, Brot brechenGerman
  • comulgar, compartir el panSpanish
  • murtaa leipäFinnish
  • partager le pain, casser la croûteFrench
  • հաց կտրել, հաց կիսելArmenian
  • comer, comungar, em, conjuntoPortuguese
  • разделить хлеб-соль, преломлять хлебRussian

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