That is my guess.
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May I know what "tumbled on a break" means in this sentence?
"The horse could run very fast before it tumbled on a break and shattered its hoof."
Does it mean "fell down"?
Where did you read this, Antonia? I've no idea what a 'break' means here.
"Tumbled" is clear, but I'm not sure what the "break" is. It could be he was trying to "make his break" (from the pack) during a race.
In AmE, 'break' is sometimes used to mean a short period of excessive speed.
I think it should be 'tumbled on a brick', but I am not a teacher.
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I'm still waiting for Antonia to answer my question.