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Definition of "break":

noun: an escape from jail

"the breakout was carefully planned"


noun: any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

"the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"


noun: a sudden dash

"he made a break for the open door"


noun: the act of breaking something

"the breakage was unavoidable"


noun: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

"it was presented without commercial breaks"


noun: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

"he was up two breaks in the second set"


noun: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool


noun: a pause from doing something (as work)

"we took a 10-minute break"


noun: an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

"then there was a break in her voice"


noun: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"


noun: an unexpected piece of good luck

"he finally got his big break"


noun: the occurrence of breaking

"the break in the dam threatened the valley"


noun: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"


noun: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other


noun: breaking of hard tissue such as bone

"the break seems to have been caused by a fall"


noun: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something


verb: weaken or destroy in spirit or body


verb: diminish or discontinue abruptly


verb: fracture a bone of


verb: fall sharply


verb: make submissive, obedient, or useful

"The horse was tough to break"


verb: be broken in

"If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"


verb: crack; of the male voice in puberty

"his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"


verb: render inoperable or ineffective


verb: become separated into pieces or fragments


verb: destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments


verb: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only


verb: happen


verb: prevent completion

"break off the negotiations"


verb: terminate

"break a lucky streak"


verb: lessen in force or effect

"break a fall"


verb: stop operating or functioning


verb: change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another


verb: come into being


verb: find the solution or key to

"break the code"


verb: find a flaw in

"break an alibi"


verb: undergo breaking


verb: interrupt the flow of current in

"break a circuit"


verb: cease an action temporarily

"let's break for lunch"


verb: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret


verb: be released or become known; of news


verb: surpass in excellence

"break a record"


verb: pierce or penetrate


verb: become punctured or penetrated


verb: break a piece from a whole

"break a branch from a tree"


verb: go to pieces


verb: ruin completely


verb: separate from a clinch, in boxing


verb: make the opening shot that scatters the balls


verb: destroy the completeness of a set of related items

"The book dealer would not break the set"


verb: exchange for smaller units of money

"I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"


verb: force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

"break into tears"


verb: do a break dance

"Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"


verb: curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves


verb: break down, literally or metaphorically


verb: emerge from the surface of a body of water


verb: scatter or part


verb: make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing


verb: move away or escape suddenly

"Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"


verb: change directions suddenly


verb: reduce to bankruptcy

"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"


verb: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank


verb: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways


verb: invalidate by judicial action


verb: interrupt a continued activity


verb: cause the failure or ruin of

"This play will either make or break the playwright"


verb: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"break a law"


verb: enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act


verb: happen or take place

"Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"


verb: come forth or begin from a state of latency


verb: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns


verb: give up

"break cigarette smoking"


verb: cause to give up a habit


verb: vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity


verb: come to an end



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