a-brecan, str.v: to break, vanquish, to take by storm, to assault, destroy. (ah-BREH-kahn / a-ˈbrɛ-kan)

Medieval manuscript image of an army on horses and a foot soldier catapulting stones at a castle; soldiers are looking on from the castle turret and the windows.
Siege of Rochelle in Les Grandes chroniques de France; France (Paris), 14th century; British Library, Royal 16 G VI, f. 388r. [bl.uk]