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Idiom: before the storm breaks #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 17, 2005 13:48 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

Test No. incompl/inter-85 "Simple Present (2)", question 10

Fortunately he made it to the pub before the storm ..........

(a) broke
(b) fell
(c) dropped
(d) collapsed

Test No. incompl/inter-85 "Simple Present (2)", answer 10

Fortunately he made it to the pub before the storm broke.

Correct answer: (a) broke

Your answer was: incorrect
Fortunately he made it to the pub before the storm fell.
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Idiom: before the storm breaks #2 (permalink) Mon Oct 17, 2005 15:21 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

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The idiom for (suddenly) begin in the case of storms, dawn and news is break.

Dawn broke at 4:10 this morning.
They broke the news to us too late to do anything about it.


It appears similarly as break out in other contexts: fights, rashes, and front runners in marathons break out.
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Idiom: before the storm breaks #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 15:29 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

i am not understand why break
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Idiom: before the storm breaks #4 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 23:01 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

It is simply one of the definitions of 'break':

47. to dawn: The day broke hot and sultry.
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Idiom: before the storm breaks #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:30 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

he made it to the pub= he reached the pub? or made what?

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Idiom: before the storm breaks #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:39 pm   Idiom: before the storm breaks
 

Yes, he successfully reached the pub.
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