See also: breakthrough
- Used other than as an idiom: see break, through.
- (intransitive) To gain popularity.
- (intransitive, sports) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.
2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
- Montenegro gave Wales a scare in the first minute at the Cardiff City Stadium when Stevan Jovetic broke through, only to screw his shot well wide.