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Break (IPA: /ˈbɹeɪk/)


Break (v. t.)

To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.

Break (v. t.)

To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.

Break (v. t.)

To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.

Break (v. t.)

To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.

Break (v. t.)

To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey.

Break (v. t.)

To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.

Break (v. t.)

To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.

Break (v. t.)

To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.

Break (v. t.)

To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.

Break (v. t.)

To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.

Break (v. t.)

To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.

Break (v. t.)

To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.

Break (v. t.)

To impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend.

Break (v. t.)

To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or saddle.

Break (v. t.)

To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.

Break (v. t.)

To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.

Break (v. i.)

To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder.

Break (v. i.)

To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag.

Break (v. i.)

To burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to appear; to dawn.

Break (v. i.)

To burst forth violently, as a storm.

Break (v. i.)

To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the clouds are breaking.

Break (v. i.)

To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.

Break (v. i.)

To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my heart is breaking.

Break (v. i.)

To fall in business; to become bankrupt.

Break (v. i.)

To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait; as, to break into a run or gallop.

Break

Instrumental or percussion section during a song

Break

Period of time during a shift in which an employee is allowed to take time off

Break

Tennis

Break

In cue sports

Break

2009 film by Matthias Olof Eich

Break Synonyms

Break Of Serve

Break Synonyms

Breaking, Breakage

Break Synonyms

Prison-breakin, Breakout, Prisonbreak, Gaolbreak, Jailbreak

Break Synonyms

Geological Fault, Faulting, Fractur, Fault, Shift

Break Synonyms

Fracture

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Good Luck, Happy Chance

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Interruption

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Gap, Disruption, Interruption

Break Synonyms

Open Frame

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Interruption, Intermission, Pause, Suspension

Break Synonyms

Recess, Time Out, Respite

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Rift, Rupture, Breach, Falling Out, Severance

Break Synonyms

Bankrupt, Smash, Ruin

Break Synonyms

Better

Break Synonyms

Break Away

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Break Dance, Break-dance

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Break In

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Break In

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Stop, Discontinue, Break Off

Break Synonyms

Snap Off, Break Off

Break Synonyms

Break Out, Break Away

Break Synonyms

Break Up

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Erupt, Burst

Break Synonyms

Break Down, Bust Up, Break Off, Bust, Break Up, Break Apart

Break Synonyms

Give, Collapse, Founder, Give Way, Fall In, Cave In

Break Rhymes

Ache, Ake, Bake, Blake, Brake, Break, Cake, Dake, Drake, Fake, Flake, Haik, Hake, Jacque, Jake, Lake, Make, Naik, Paik, Pake, Plake, Quake, Rake, Sake, Schake, Schlake, Schnake, Schwake, Shaik, Shaikh, Shake, Shrake, Snake, Spake, Stake, Steak, Take, Wake, Yake

Awake, Forsake, Mistake, Opaque, Partake, Remake, Retake



Break (Last Name / Surname)

Break is the #138,304 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 121 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Break in Spanish is Romper

Tagalog Translation

Break in Tagalog is Basagin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (after Ali G and his gang break into Downing Street) This is a terrorist attack, shoot on sight!" - Ali G Indahouse

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Roxas uses the his Limit Break to defeat the Heartless and then went back to Lexaeus. Roxas still hunches over, tiredly)" - Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To Scratch and Grounder) I order you to break my fall!" - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to Batman] When we fought before, I broke the bat. Today, I break the man." - Justice League: Doom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to Matt] You broke my heart! Now, I'm going to break your EVERYTHING!" - My Super Ex-Girlfriend


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