To break the heart

Related to To break the heart: Broken heart
to crush or overwhelm (one) with grief.

See also: Break

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These photos are sure to break the hearts of millions of girls around the world who have Bieber Fever.
He meets the bizarre Miss Havisham, who has stopped the clocks and not seen the light of day since the moment she was left at the altar, And he is bewitched by Miss Havisham's ward Estella, who is being brought up to have no heart of her own and to break the hearts of others.
WEST Ham staged a memorable comeback to break the hearts of lowly Bradford in a nine-goal thriller at Upton Park.