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breaks, 3rd person singular present; breaking, present participle; broke, past tense; broken, past participle;
  1. Separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain
    • - the rope broke with a loud snap
    • - the slate fell from my hand and broke in two on the hard floor
    • - windows in the street were broken by the blast
    • - break the chocolate into pieces
  2. (of a person or animal) Sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in (a part of the body)
    • - she had broken her leg in two places
    • - what if his leg had broken?
  3. Cause a cut or graze in (the skin)
    • - the bite had scarcely broken the skin
  4. Make or become inoperative
    • - the machine has broken, and they can't fix it until next week
    • - he's broken the video
  5. (of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) Be or cause to be discharged when the sac is ruptured in the first stages of labor
    • - she realized her water had broken
  6. Open (a safe) forcibly

  7. Use (a piece of paper currency) to pay for something and receive change out of the transaction
    • - she had to break a ten
  8. Exchange (a piece of paper currency of large denomination) for the same amount in smaller denominations

  9. (of two boxers or wrestlers) Come out of a clinch, typically at the referee's command
    • - I was acting as referee and telling them to break
  10. Unfurl (a flag or sail)

  11. Succeed in deciphering (a code)

  12. Open (a shotgun or rifle) at the breech

  13. Disprove (an alibi)

  14. Invalidate (a will) through legal process

  15. Interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course)
    • - the new government broke the pattern of growth
    • - his concentration was broken by a sound
  16. Put an end to (a silence) by speaking or making contact

  17. Make a pause in (a journey)
    • - we will break our journey in Venice
  18. Stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation
    • - at mid-morning they broke for coffee
  19. Lessen the impact of (a fall)
    • - she put out an arm to break her fall
  20. Stop oneself from being subject to (a habit)

  21. Put an end to (a tie in a game) by making a score

  22. (chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) Make a rush or dash in a particular direction
    • - the flight broke to the right and formed a defensive circle
  23. Surpass (a record)
    • - the movie broke box-office records
  24. Disconnect or interrupt (an electrical circuit)

  25. (of a pitched or bowled ball) Swerve or dip in direction

  26. (of the ball) Rebound unpredictably
    • - the ball broke to Craig but his shot rebounded from the post
  27. (of a bowled cricket ball) Change direction on bouncing, due to spin

  28. Fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement)
    • - the district attorney says she will prosecute retailers who break the law
    • - a legally binding contract that can only be broken by mutual consent
  29. Fail to continue with (a self-imposed discipline)
    • - diets started without preparation are broken all the time
  30. Crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of
    • - the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them
  31. (of a person's emotional strength) Give way
    • - her self-control finally broke
  32. Destroy the power of (a movement or organization)

  33. Destroy the effectiveness of (a strike), typically by bringing in other people to replace the striking workers

  34. Tame or train (a horse)

  35. Undergo a change or enter a new state, in particular

  36. (of the weather) Change suddenly
    • - the weather broke, and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky
  37. (of a storm) Begin violently

  38. (of dawn or day) Begin with the sun rising
    • - dawn was just breaking
  39. (of clouds) Move apart and begin to disperse

  40. (of waves) Curl over and dissolve into foam
    • - the Caribbean sea breaking gently on the shore
  41. (of a pitched baseball) Curve or drop on its way toward the batter

  42. (of the voice) Falter and change tone, due to emotion
    • - her voice broke as she relived the experience
  43. (of a boy's voice) Change in tone and register at puberty

  44. (of a vowel) Develop into a diphthong, under the influence of an adjacent sound
    • - breaking due to a following r or h
  45. (of prices on the stock exchange) Fall sharply

  46. (of news or a scandal) Suddenly become public
    • - since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters
  47. Make bad news known to someone

  48. Make the first stroke at the beginning of a game of billiards, pool, or snooker

  1. An interruption of continuity or uniformity
    • - the magazine has been published without a break since 1950
  2. An act of separating oneself from a state of affairs
    • - a break with the past
  3. A change in the weather

  4. A change of line, paragraph, or page
    • - dotted lines on the screen show page breaks
  5. A curve or drop in the path of a pitched baseball

  6. A change of tone in the voice due to emotion
    • - there was a break in her voice now
  7. An interruption in an electrical circuit

  8. A rush or dash in a particular direction, esp. by an attacking player or team
    • - he made a bounce pass for a basket on the break in the second quarter
  9. A breakout, esp. from prison

  10. A sudden decrease, typically in prices

  11. An opportunity or chance, esp. one leading to professional success
    • - his big break came when a critic gave him a rave review
  12. The winning of a game against an opponent's serve

  13. A pause in work
    • - I need a break from mental activity
    • - they take long coffee breaks
  14. A short vacation
    • - the Christmas break
  15. A period of time taken out of one's professional activity in order to do something else
    • - those returning to work after a career break
  16. A short solo or instrumental passage in jazz or popular music

  17. A gap or opening
    • - the spectacular vistas occasionally offered by a break in the rain forest
    • - he stopped to wait for a break in the traffic
  18. An instance of breaking; the point where something is broken
    • - a break in the valve was being repaired
  19. A player's turn to make the opening shot of a game or a rack

  20. A consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points
    • - a break of 83 put him in front for the first time

  1. interrupt: terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
  2. interruption: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
  3. become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
  4. an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
  5. fault: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
  6. render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
  7. Break is the debut album of Japanese seiyū, actor, turned singer, Mamoru Miyano. The album was released on March 11, 2009. The album was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD version. Break contains the three singles that were released from 2007 and 2008.
  8. Break is the third episode of the third series of British television sitcom, Bottom. It was first broadcast on January 20th, 1995.
  9. Break is the fourth studio album by the American progressive rock band Enchant. It was released 1998.
  10. In locksmithing, a break in the pins is a separation in one or more sections of the pin used to encode the lock for a specific key or set of keys in a master keying system.
  11. In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song derived from or related to stop-time - being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece.
  12. The following is an encyclopedic glossary of traditional English-language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: pocket billiards (pool), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets; carom billiards referring to the various carom games played on a table ...
  13. An instance of breaking something into two pieces; A physical space that opens up in something or between two things; A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue; A rest or pause, usually from work; a breaktime; A temporary split (with a ...
  14. (breaking) A change of a vowel to a diphthong; A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones; break dancing
  15. (breaking) Dividing tobacco leaves from a hogshead or bale for inspection.
  16. (Breaking) The act of training a horse. Probably became a horse term because you would also have to ‘break in’ a new saddle or pair of boots. ...
  17. (BREAKING) In glazes, phenomenon where a glaze gives different colors in thick and thin areas - the color breaks from thick to thin. ...
  18. (Breaking (Thread)) Caused by a number of variables including: 1. Using wrong thread for application, 2. Thread defects including knots, slubs, etc., 3. Too much elongation or being sewn with too much tension, 4. Worn sewing machine parts, 5. Machine out of adjustment, and 6. Operator handling. ...
  19. (Breaking) (BRAYK-ing) -- When a new or lateral bud begins to grow.
  20. (Breaking) A quick decline in price.
  21. (Breaking) Early schooling or education of the horse for the various purposes for which it may be required.
  22. (Breaking) The initial training of a horse, generally used to describe traditional training rather than that used by horse whisperers (see also Broke).
  23. (Breaking) This is the term used to describe when a competitor advances from preliminary rounds to elimination rounds, or from one elimination round to the next (ie. semifinals to finals).
  24. (Breaking) This one is hard to explain, It’s one you need to feel and figure out yourself. But a taste of this different world is that breaking is not called ” break dance” and Breaking is not a dance, It’s and expression and a language. ...
  25. (Breaking) To use physical force to separate or damage a solid object.