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break through

vb. 1 (&lit break through English) 2 (context intransitive English) To gain popularity. 3 (context intransitive sports English) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.

break through
  1. v. pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county" [syn: crack]

  2. penetrate; "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft" [syn: come through]

  3. as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted" [syn: erupt, come out, push through]

Break Through (album)

Break Through is the third studio album by Japanese rock band B'z. The album sold 41,700 copies in its first week and sold a total of 724,640 copies.

Both Break Through and its follow-up, Risky, are considered the band's most synth-heavy albums.

"Lady-Go-Round" was the only song released as a single.

Break Through (book)

Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, first published in October 2007, is a book written by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, both long-time environmental strategists. Break Through is an argument for a positive, "post-environmental" politics that abandons the traditional environmentalist focus on nature protection for a focus on creating a new sustainable economy.

The book is based on a controversial October 2004 essay by the same authors, "The Death of Environmentalism: Global Warming Politics in a Post-Environmental World." The essay argues that environmentalism is conceptually and institutionally incapable of dealing with climate change and should "die" so that a new politics can be born. The essay was widely discussed among liberals and greens at Salon, Grist, and The New York Times.

After the failure of climate legislation in the U.S. Senate for the third time in June 2008, Time Magazine named Nordhaus and Shellenberger "Heroes of the Environment," calling Break Through "prescient" for its prediction that climate policy should focus not on making fossil fuels expensive through regulation but rather on making clean energy cheap. The book's authors reiterated this argument in a September 2008 op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, arguing for $30–$50bn in annual research subsidies for clean energy.

In early 2008 Break Through won the Center for Science Writing's Green Book Award, which comes with a $5000 prize for the author(s).

Break Through (play)

Break Through is an episodic play written by Alexandre Wall. It originally debuted at the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theater on March 17, 2011.

The play comprises various monologues and scenes that chronicle different aspects of the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. The theme of overcoming discrimination and other obstacles is persistent throughout each of the scenes, which are grouped into two acts. The final scene touches on the topic of suicide, an issue that first came to the foreground of national consciousness in late 2010 amid a wave of LGBT teen suicides.

It had a successful run at several Central Florida theaters and was featured at Orlando's premiere LGBT pride event, Come Out With Pride 2011 and raised over $2,000 for an LGBT non-profit organization, the Zebra Coalition.

The debut was produced and directed by Gabrielle Shulruff. Original Cast: Selena Bass, Christian Cheker, Michael Dritto, Austen Edwards, Jason Gootner, Harrison Grant, Bryant Hernandez, Margaret Hunsicker, Danielle Moses, Michael Rodney, Jayne Storcy, Katie Thayer, Leah Williams, and Veronica Zazzaro

A documentary on the real stories behind Break Through is currently in production.