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synonyms for break the ice

  • be friendly and talkative
  • break ground
  • cut the first turf
  • get one's feet wet
  • lay the first stone
  • lead off
  • lead the way
  • make a start
  • oil the works
  • open the way
  • pave the way
  • set at ease
  • smooth the path
  • socialize
  • start
  • start the ball rolling
  • take the plunge
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How to use break the ice in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Profiting by this, Benjy quietly moved away round a colossal buttress of the berg, and took refuge in an ice-cave.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Victor was the younger son and brother—a tete montee, with a temper which invited violence and a will which no ax could break.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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