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Sentence count:225+51Posted:2016-07-24Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: burstcrackfractureinterruptionintervalletuppauserestruptureviolationAntonym: mendrepairSimilar words: break upbreak outbreak offbreak inbreak downbreak awaybreak intobreak throughMeaning: [breɪk]  n. 1. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity 2. an unexpected piece of good luck 3. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other 4. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) 5. a pause from doing something (as work) 6. the act of breaking something 7. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something 8. breaking of hard tissue such as bone 9. the occurrence of breaking 10. an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion) 11. the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool 12. (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving 13. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity 14. a sudden dash 15. any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare 16. an escape from jail. v. 1. terminate 2. become separated into pieces or fragments 3. destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments 4. render inoperable or ineffective 5. ruin completely 6. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises 7. move away or escape suddenly 8. scatter or part 9. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up 10. prevent completion 11. enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act 12. make submissive, obedient, or useful 13. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns 14. surpass in excellence 15. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret 16. come into being 17. stop operating or functioning 18. interrupt a continued activity 19. make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing 20. curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves 21. lessen in force or effect 22. be broken in 23. come to an end 24. vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity 25. cause to give up a habit 26. give up 27. come forth or begin from a state of latency 28. happen or take place 29. cause the failure or ruin of 30. invalidate by judicial action 31. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways 32. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank 33. reduce to bankruptcy 34. change directions suddenly 35. emerge from the surface of a body of water 36. break down, literally or metaphorically 37. do a break dance 38. exchange for smaller units of money 39. destroy the completeness of a set of related items 40. make the opening shot that scatters the balls 41. separate from a clinch, in boxing 42. go to pieces 43. break a piece from a whole 44. become punctured or penetrated 45. pierce or penetrate 46. be released or become known; of news 47. cease an action temporarily 48. interrupt the flow of current in 49. undergo breaking 50. find a flaw in 51. find the solution or key to 52. change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another 53. happen 54. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only 55. crack; of the male voice in puberty 56. fall sharply 57. fracture a bone of 58. diminish or discontinue abruptly 59. weaken or destroy in spirit or body. 
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211 Wait for a break in the traffic before crossing the road.
212 He doesn't seem to have the courage to break it off with her.
213 In case of emergency, break the glass and press the button.
214 The X-ray showed there was no break in his leg.
215 I'd love to have a break, but I can't spare the time just now.
216 They could not break the cycle of harvest failure, food shortage, price increase and misery.
217 I felt frisky, as if I might break into a dance.
218 It took all the members of the section the whole day to break the back of the job.
219 We shall have to break into our savings to buy the house.
220 If you break that thing, you'll be grounded for a week - no kidding.
221 Her big break came when she was chosen to play the lead in a Broadway musical.
222 She tried to break/tear a small piece off the edge.
223 Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
224 The routine was the same every day, with nothing to break/relieve the monotony.
225 Firefighters had to break the door down to reach the people trapped inside.
More similar words: break upbreak outbreak offbreak inbreak downbreak awaybreak intobreak throughbreaststreakbreathingout of breathbreezepeaksneaksteakspeakweakenspeakerspeak upspeak forto speak ofso to speakarearealreadrearreachrealmreact
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