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    Break Diet/Quarantine

    For the verb "break", many dictionaries have example usage sentences like:


    1. "He broke the law."
    2. "He broke the agreement."


    Could the usage of "break" be expanded to "diet" and "quarantine" (MERS related):


    3. "He broke his diet."
    4. "He broke the quarantine."


    Are 3 & 4 standard English?

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    Re: Break Diet/Quarantine

    I don't think I've heard those, but they would be understood.

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