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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