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perfringō frēgī, frāctus, ere

per+frango, to break through, break in pieces, shiver, shatter : iumenta nivem perfringebant, broke through , L.: saxo perfracto capite, his skull fractured , L.: perfracto saxo sortes erupisse: tabulationem, Cs.: naves perfregerant proras litori inlisas, had been wrecked , L.: domūs, break into , Ta.—Fig., to break through, violate, infringe : decreta senatūs: leges: omnia repagula iuris: animos suavitate, affect powerfully.—To force a way, invade violently : haec (eloquentia) modo perfringit, modo inrepit in sensūs.

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