break someone's heart

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break someone's heart (third-person singular simple present breaks someone's heart, present participle breaking someone's heart, simple past broke someone's heart, past participle broken someone's heart)

  1. (idiomatic) To cause a person to feel grief, disappointment or sadness.
    He broke my heart, so I broke his jaw.
    • 1976, Elton John, Don't Go Breaking My Heart:
      Don't go breaking my heart
      I couldn't if I tried
      Honey if I get restless
      Baby you're not that kind.
    • 2010, Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, Baby
      "We're just friends," what are you sayin'?
      Said "there's another," and looked right in my eyes
      My first love broke my heart for the first time.

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