The Word 'BREAK'

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Meanings Of The Word 'Break'

Break (noun)

definition:
an escape from jail

example:
"the breakout was carefully planned"

Synonyms

Breakout

Break (noun)

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

example:
"The break in the eighth frame cost our bowling team the match."

Synonyms

Open Frame

Break (noun)

definition:
a sudden dash

example:
"We made a break for the door as soon as the rain let up."

Break (noun)

definition:
the act of breaking something, making it unusable

example:
"The break of the record player meant it no longer worked."

Synonyms

Breakage Breaking

Break (noun)

definition:
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

example:
"it was presented without commercial breaks"

Break (noun)

definition:
in tennis, a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

example:
"I was up two breaks in the second set."

Synonyms

Break Of Serve

Break (noun)

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

Break (noun)

definition:
a pause from doing something (as work)

example:
"we took a 10-minute break"

Break (noun)

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

example:
"I felt so strongly, that I knew that my voice would break if I spoke."

Break (noun)

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

example:
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

Synonyms

Breach

Break (noun)

definition:
an unexpected piece of good luck

example:
"They finally got their big break."

Break (noun)

definition:
the occurrence of breaking

example:
"the break in the dam threatened the valley"

Break (noun)

definition:
some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

Synonyms

Interruption

Break (noun)

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

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Fault

Break (noun)

definition:
breaking of hard tissue such as bone

Synonyms

Fracture

Break (noun)

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

Break (verb)

definition:
to act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

example:
"You broke the rules, so we'll have to think about whether or not we will permit you here in the future."

Break (verb)

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

example:
"They broke into our house!"

Synonyms

Break In

Break (verb)

definition:
to happen or take place

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

Break (verb)

definition:
to fail to agree with

example:
"I think this is the first time running this business together that we've had a break."

Synonyms

Go Against

Break (verb)

definition:
to give up

example:
"I tried to break cigarette smoking for my new partner."

Break (verb)

definition:
to cause to give up a habit

example:
"I broke my smoking habits two years ago."

Break (verb)

definition:
to vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

example:
"There was a break in the storm."

Break (verb)

definition:
to weaken or destroy in spirit or body

example:
"The devastating news broke them."

Break (verb)

definition:
to fracture a bone of

example:
"I broke my leg."

Synonyms

Fracture

Break (verb)

definition:
to make submissive, obedient, or useful

example:
"The horse was tough to break."

Synonyms

Break In

Break (verb)

definition:
to be broken in

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

Break (verb)

definition:
to crack something

example:
"I broke the vase."

Break (verb)

definition:
to become separated into pieces or fragments

example:
"I dropped the glass and it broke."

Break (verb)

definition:
to destroy the integrity of

example:
"They broke their wedding vows."

Break (verb)

definition:
to lessen in force or effect

example:
"The storm finally broke sometime after midnight."

Break (verb)

definition:
to stop operating or functioning

example:
"My clock broke last night."

Break (verb)

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

example:
"The singer broke into a falsetto for the high parts of the song."

Break (verb)

definition:
to find the solution or key to

example:
"I had to break the code to understand the message."

Break (verb)

definition:
to find a flaw in

example:
"This new information will break the suspect's alibi."

Break (verb)

definition:
to interrupt the flow of current in

example:
"They broke a circuit while soldering."

Break (verb)

definition:
to cease an action temporarily

example:
"We will break for one hour."

Synonyms

Pause Intermit

Break (verb)

definition:
to be released or become known

example:
"The album broke last week."

Synonyms

Get Out Get Around

Break (verb)

definition:
to pierce or penetrate

example:
"The needle broke the surface of the cloth."

Break (verb)

definition:
to become punctured or penetrated

example:
"You broke the skin."

Break (verb)

definition:
to break a piece from a whole

example:
"I tried to break a branch from the tree."

Synonyms

Snap Off

Break (verb)

definition:
to go to pieces

example:
"The vase broke."

Break (verb)

definition:
to ruin completely

example:
"I broke the remote."

Synonyms

Bust

Break (verb)

definition:
to separate from a clinch, in boxing

example:
"The boxers were forced to break over a dozen times in the first round."

Break (verb)

definition:
to make the opening shot that scatters the balls

example:
"It's my turn to break."

Break (verb)

definition:
to destroy the completeness of a set of related items

example:
"The book dealer would not break the set."

Synonyms

Break Up

Break (verb)

definition:
to exchange for smaller units of money

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

Break (verb)

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

example:
"They break into tears at the drop of a hat."

Synonyms

Burst Erupt

Break (verb)

definition:
to do a break dance

example:
"Kids were breaking at the street corner."

Break (verb)

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

example:
"The waves are breaking nicely today."

Break (verb)

definition:
to break down, literally or metaphorically

example:
"When no one came to their birthday party for the second year in a row, the child broke."

Break (verb)

definition:
to emerge from the surface of a body of water

example:
"The dolphin broke through the water's surface making beautiful ripples."

Break (verb)

definition:
to scatter or part

example:
"They broke towards the woods."

Break (verb)

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

example:
"We finally broke through their advancing line."

Break (verb)

definition:
to move away or escape suddenly

example:
"We made our break from the line and headed for the fence."

Break (verb)

definition:
to change directions suddenly

example:
"We wind broke west."

Break (verb)

definition:
to reduce to bankruptcy

example:
"Our fancy wedding is going to break us!"

Synonyms

Smash Bankrupt Ruin

Break (verb)

definition:
to discontinue an association or relation

example:
"Our country broke ties with our former trading partner."

Break (verb)

definition:
to invalidate by judicial action

example:
"We went to court to break the will, or else we wouldn't get any money."

Break (verb)

definition:
to interrupt a continued activity

example:
"I broke your winning streak."

Synonyms

Break Away

Break (verb)

definition:
to cause the failure or ruin of

example:
"I broke the car."

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