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2 definitions found
 for break through
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  break through
      v 1: pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through
           the 30,000 mark in the county" [syn: break through,
           crack]
      2: penetrate; "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue
         team broke through the wall in the mine shaft" [syn: break
         through, come through]
      3: break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted" [syn:
         erupt, come out, break through, push through]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "break through":
     achieve success, advance, arrive, be a success, breach, break in,
     break into, break open, break out, burst in, bust in, cave in,
     come forth, come on, come out, come through, cut a swath, debouch,
     emerge, erupt, exit, find vent, force open, get ahead, get on,
     get there, go far, go places, have it made, issue, issue forth,
     leak out, make a breakthrough, make a success, make good,
     make headway, make it, make the scene, ooze out, prize open,
     progress, rise, run out, rupture, split open, stove in,
     tear open
  
  

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