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 for To break one''s fast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fast \Fast\, n. [OE. faste, fast; cf. AS. f[ae]sten, OHG. fasta,
     G. faste. See Fast, v. i.]
     1. Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
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              Surfeit is the father of much fast.   --Shak.
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     2. Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a
        spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious
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     3. A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a
        period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food;
        as, an annual fast.
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     Fast day, a day appointed for fasting, humiliation, and
        religious offices as a means of invoking the favor of God.
     To break one's fast, to put an end to a period of
        abstinence by taking food; especially, to take one's
        morning meal; to breakfast. --Shak.
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