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"break" Meaning in English

1. to stop operating or functioning
Part of speech : verb
Example : My clock broke last night.
2. to break down, literally or metaphorically
Part of speech : verb
Example : When no one came to their birthday party for the second year in a row, the child broke.
3. to act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Part of speech : verb
Example : You broke the rules, so we'll have to think about whether or not we will permit you here in the future.
4. to discontinue an association or relation
Part of speech : verb
Example : Our country broke ties with our former trading partner.
5. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Part of speech : noun
6. to become separated into pieces or fragments
Part of speech : verb
Example : I dropped the glass and it broke.
7. to lessen in force or effect
Part of speech : verb
Example : The storm finally broke sometime after midnight.
8. to go to pieces
Part of speech : verb
Example : The vase broke.
9. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
Part of speech : noun
Example : it was presented without commercial breaks
10. a pause from doing something (as work)
Part of speech : noun
Example : we took a 10-minute break
11. to reduce to bankruptcy
Part of speech : verb
Example : Our fancy wedding is going to break us!
12. the act of breaking something, making it unusable
Part of speech : noun
Example : The break of the record player meant it no longer worked.
13. an unexpected piece of good luck
Part of speech : noun
Example : They finally got their big break.
14. to cease an action temporarily
Part of speech : verb
Example : We will break for one hour.
Synonyms
15. to be released or become known
Part of speech : verb
Example : The album broke last week.
16. to force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
Part of speech : verb
Example : They break into tears at the drop of a hat.
Synonyms
17. to do a break dance
Part of speech : verb
Example : Kids were breaking at the street corner.
18. to move away or escape suddenly
Part of speech : verb
Example : We made our break from the line and headed for the fence.
19. to enter someone's virtual or real property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
Part of speech : verb
Example : They broke into our house!
Synonyms
20. to fail to agree with
Part of speech : verb
Example : I think this is the first time running this business together that we've had a break.
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21. an escape from jail
Part of speech : noun
Example : the breakout was carefully planned
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22. any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
Part of speech : noun
Example : The break in the eighth frame cost our bowling team the match.
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23. in tennis, a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
Part of speech : noun
Example : I was up two breaks in the second set.
24. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
Part of speech : noun
Example : they hoped to avoid a break in relations
Synonyms
25. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
Part of speech : noun
Synonyms
26. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Part of speech : noun
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27. breaking of hard tissue such as bone
Part of speech : noun
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28. to fracture a bone of
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke my leg.
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29. to make submissive, obedient, or useful
Part of speech : verb
Example : The horse was tough to break.
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30. to break a piece from a whole
Part of speech : verb
Example : I tried to break a branch from the tree.
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31. to ruin completely
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke the remote.
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32. to destroy the completeness of a set of related items
Part of speech : verb
Example : The book dealer would not break the set.
Synonyms
33. to interrupt a continued activity
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke your winning streak.
Synonyms
34. to happen or take place
Part of speech : verb
Example : Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months.
35. to give up
Part of speech : verb
Example : I tried to break cigarette smoking for my new partner.
36. to cause to give up a habit
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke my smoking habits two years ago.
37. to vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
Part of speech : verb
Example : There was a break in the storm.
38. a sudden dash
Part of speech : noun
Example : We made a break for the door as soon as the rain let up.
39. the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
Part of speech : noun
40. an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice as at puberty or due to emotion
Part of speech : noun
Example : I felt so strongly, that I knew that my voice would break if I spoke.
41. the occurrence of breaking
Part of speech : noun
Example : the break in the dam threatened the valley
42. to weaken or destroy in spirit or body
Part of speech : verb
Example : The devastating news broke them.
43. to be broken in
Part of speech : verb
Example : If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress.
44. to crack something
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke the vase.
45. to destroy the integrity of
Part of speech : verb
Example : They broke their wedding vows.
46. to change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
Part of speech : verb
Example : The singer broke into a falsetto for the high parts of the song.
47. to find the solution or key to
Part of speech : verb
Example : I had to break the code to understand the message.
48. to find a flaw in
Part of speech : verb
Example : This new information will break the suspect's alibi.
49. to interrupt the flow of current in
Part of speech : verb
Example : They broke a circuit while soldering.
50. to pierce or penetrate
Part of speech : verb
Example : The needle broke the surface of the cloth.
51. to become punctured or penetrated
Part of speech : verb
Example : You broke the skin.
52. to separate from a clinch, in boxing
Part of speech : verb
Example : The boxers were forced to break over a dozen times in the first round.
53. to make the opening shot that scatters the balls
Part of speech : verb
Example : It's my turn to break.
54. to exchange for smaller units of money
Part of speech : verb
Example : I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy.
55. to curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
Part of speech : verb
Example : The waves are breaking nicely today.
56. to emerge from the surface of a body of water
Part of speech : verb
Example : The dolphin broke through the water's surface making beautiful ripples.
57. to scatter or part
Part of speech : verb
Example : They broke towards the woods.
58. to make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
Part of speech : verb
Example : We finally broke through their advancing line.
59. to change directions suddenly
Part of speech : verb
Example : We wind broke west.
60. to invalidate by judicial action
Part of speech : verb
Example : We went to court to break the will, or else we wouldn't get any money.
61. to cause the failure or ruin of
Part of speech : verb
Example : I broke the car.

Translation for "break"

break meaning in Spanish : descanso
  • break meaning in German : brechen
  • break meaning in Japanese : ブレーク
  • break meaning in Turkish : mola
  • break meaning in Chinese : 打破
  • break meaning in Arabic : استراحة
  • break meaning in Polish : złamać
  • break meaning in Hindi : टूटना
  • break meaning in French : Pause
  • break meaning in Russian : перерыв
  • break meaning in Tamil : இடைவெளி
  • break meaning in Telugu : విరామం
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