Found 4 items, similar to break.
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n 1: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; “the telephone is an
; “there was a break in the action
when a player was hurt”
2: an unexpected piece of good luck; “he finally got his big
[syn: good luck
, happy chance
3: (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”
, geological fault
4: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
factions); “they hoped to avoid a break in relations”
, falling out
5: a pause from doing something (as work); “we took a 10-minute
; “he took time out to recuperate”
, time out
6: the act of breaking something; “the breakage was
7: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
of something [syn: pause
8: breaking of hard tissue such as bone; “it was a nasty
; “the break seems to have been caused by a fall”
9: the occurrence of breaking; “the break in the dam threatened
10: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or
11: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your
opponent was serving; “he was up two breaks in the second
[syn: break of serve
12: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; “it was
presented without commercial breaks”
13: a sudden dash; “he made a break for the open door”
14: any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare;
“the break in the eighth frame cost him the match”
15: an escape from jail; “the breakout was carefully planned”
v 1: terminate; “She interrupted her pregnancy”
; “break a lucky
; “break the cycle of poverty”
2: become separated into pieces or fragments; “The figurine
; “The freshly baked loaf fell apart”
, fall apart
, come apart
3: destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to
separate into pieces or fragments; “He broke the glass
; “She broke the match”
4: render inoperable or ineffective; “You broke the alarm clock
when you took it apart!”
5: ruin completely; “He busted my radio!”
] [ant: repair
6: act in disregard of laws and rules; “offend all laws of
; “violate the basic laws or human civilization”
“break a law”
7: move away or escape suddenly; “The horses broke from the
; “Three inmates broke jail”
; “Nobody can break
out--this prison is high security”
[syn: break out
, break away
8: scatter or part; “The clouds broke after the heavy downpour”
9: force out or release suddenly and often violently something
pent up; “break into tears”
; “erupt in anger”
10: prevent completion; “stop the project”
; “break off the
[syn: break off
11: enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually
with the intent to steal or commit a violent act;
“Someone broke in while I was on vacation”
; “They broke
into my car and stole my radio!”
[syn: break in
12: make submissive, obedient, or useful; “The horse was tough
; “I broke in the new intern”
[syn: break in
13: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or
patterns; “This sentence violates the rules of syntax”
, go against
] [ant: conform to
14: surpass in excellence; “She bettered her own record”
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; “The auction house would not disclose the price
at which the van Gogh had sold”
; “The actress won't
reveal how old she is”
; “bring out the truth”
; “he broke
the news to her”
, let on
, bring out
, give away
, let out
16: come into being; “light broke over the horizon”
broke in the air”
17: stop operating or functioning; “The engine finally went”
“The car died on the road”
; “The bus we travelled in
broke down on the way to town”
; “The coffee maker broke”
“The engine failed on the way to town”
; “her eyesight
went after the accident”
, go bad
, give way
, give out
, conk out
, break down
18: interrupt a continued activity; “She had broken with the
[syn: break away
19: make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by
quitting or fleeing; “The ranks broke”
20: curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; “The
21: lessen in force or effect; “soften a shock”
; “break a fall”
22: be broken in; “If the new teacher won't break, we'll add
23: come to an end; “The heat wave finally broke yesterday”
24: vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; “The flat
plain was broken by tall mesas”
25: cause to give up a habit; “She finally broke herself of
26: give up; “break cigarette smoking”
27: come forth or begin from a state of latency; “The first
winter storm broke over New York”
28: happen or take place; “Things have been breaking pretty well
for us in the past few months”
29: cause the failure or ruin of; “His peccadilloes finally
broke his marriage”
; “This play will either make or break
30: invalidate by judicial action; “The will was broken”
31: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;
“The business partners broke over a tax question”
couple separated after 25 years of marriage”
; “My friend
and I split up”
, split up
32: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; “She was demoted
because she always speaks up”
; “He was broken down to
, kick downstairs
] [ant: promote
33: reduce to bankruptcy; “My daughter's fancy wedding is going
to break me!”
; “The slump in the financial markets
34: change directions suddenly
35: emerge from the surface of a body of water; “The whales
36: break down, literally or metaphorically; “The wall
; “The business collapsed”
; “The dam broke”
“The roof collapsed”
; “The wall gave in”
; “The roof
finally gave under the weight of the ice”
, cave in
, give way
37: do a break dance; “Kids were break-dancing at the street
[syn: break dance
38: exchange for smaller units of money; “I had to break a $100
bill just to buy the candy”
39: destroy the completeness of a set of related items; “The
book dealer would not break the set”
[syn: break up
40: make the opening shot that scatters the balls
41: separate from a clinch, in boxing; “The referee broke the
42: go to pieces; “The lawn mower finally broke”
; “The gears
; “The old chair finally fell apart completely”
, wear out
, fall apart
43: break a piece from a whole; “break a branch from a tree”
[syn: break off
, snap off
44: become punctured or penetrated; “The skin broke”
45: pierce or penetrate; “The blade broke her skin”
46: be released or become known; of news; “News of her death
broke in the morning”
[syn: get out
, get around
47: cease an action temporarily; “We pause for station
; “let's break for lunch”
48: interrupt the flow of current in; “break a circuit”
49: undergo breaking; “The simple vowels broke in many Germanic
50: find a flaw in; “break an alibi”
; “break down a proof”
51: find the solution or key to; “break the code”
52: change suddenly from one tone quality or register to
another; “Her voice broke to a whisper when she started
to talk about her children”
53: happen; “Report the news as it develops”
; “These political
movements recrudesce from time to time”
54: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; “The
glass cracked when it was heated”
55: of the male voice in puberty; “his voice is breaking--he
should no longer sing in the choir”
56: fall sharply; “stock prices broke”
57: fracture a bone of; “I broke my foot while playing hockey”
58: diminish or discontinue abruptly; “The patient's fever broke
59: weaken or destroy in spirit or body; “His resistance was
; “a man broken by the terrible experience of
English → English
(br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. broke
); p. p. Broken
(br[=o]"k'n), (Obs. Broke
); p. pr.
& vb. n. Breaking
.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS.
brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to
creak, Sw. braka, br["a]kka to crack, Dan. br[ae]kke to
break, Goth. brikan to break, L. frangere. Cf. Bray
1. 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.
2. To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a
package of goods.
3. To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or
Katharine, break thy mind to me. --Shak.
4. To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
Out, out, hyena! these are thy wonted arts . . .
To break all faith, all vows, deceive, betray.
5. 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.
Go, release them, Ariel;
My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore.
6. To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as,
to break a set.
7. To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to
pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British
8. To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
The victim broke in pieces the musical instruments
with which he had solaced the hours of captivity.
9. To exchange for other money or currency of smaller
denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
10. To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as,
to break flax.
11. To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
An old man, broken with the storms of state.
12. To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a
fall or blow.
I'll rather leap down first, and break your fall.
13. 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.
14. To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to
discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or
saddle. “To break a colt.”
Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
15. To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to
With arts like these rich Matho, when he speaks,
Attracts all fees, and little lawyers breaks.
16. To destroy the official character and standing of; to
cashier; to dismiss.
I see a great officer broken. --Swift.
Note: With prepositions or adverbs:
To break down
(a) To crush; to overwhelm; as, to break down one's
strength; to break down opposition.
(b) To remove, or open a way through, by breaking; as, to
break down a door or wall.
To break in
(a) To force in; as, to break in a door.
(b) To train; to discipline; as, a horse well broken in.
To break of
, to rid of; to cause to abandon; as, to break
one of a habit.
To break off
(a) To separate by breaking; as, to break off a twig.
(b) To stop suddenly; to abandon. “Break off thy sins by
--Dan. iv. 27.
To break open
, to open by breaking. “Open the door, or I
will break it open.”
To break out
, to take or force out by breaking; as, to
break out a pane of glass.
To break out a cargo
, to unstow a cargo, so as to unload it
To break through
(a) To make an opening through, as, as by violence or the
force of gravity; to pass violently through; as, to
break through the enemy's lines; to break through the
(b) To disregard; as, to break through the ceremony.
To break up
(a) To separate into parts; to plow (new or fallow
ground). “Break up this capon.”
--Shak. “Break up
your fallow ground.”
--Jer. iv. 3.
(b) To dissolve; to put an end to. “Break up the
(one) all up
, to unsettle or disconcert
completely; to upset. [Colloq.]
Note: With an immediate object:
To break the back
(a) To dislocate the backbone; hence, to disable totally.
(b) To get through the worst part of; as, to break the
back of a difficult undertaking.
To break bulk
, to destroy the entirety of a load by
removing a portion of it; to begin to unload; also, to
transfer in detail, as from boats to cars.
To break a code
to discover a method to convert coded
messages into the original understandable text.
To break cover
, to burst forth from a protecting
concealment, as game when hunted.
To break a deer
or To break a stag
, to cut it up and
apportion the parts among those entitled to a share.
To break fast
, to partake of food after abstinence. See
To break ground
(a) To open the earth as for planting; to commence
excavation, as for building, siege operations, and
the like; as, to break ground for a foundation, a
canal, or a railroad.
(b) Fig.: To begin to execute any plan.
(c) (Naut.) To release the anchor from the bottom.
To break the heart
, to crush or overwhelm (one) with grief.
To break a house
(Law), to remove or set aside with
violence and a felonious intent any part of a house or of
the fastenings provided to secure it.
To break the ice
, to get through first difficulties; to
overcome obstacles and make a beginning; to introduce a
To break jail
, to escape from confinement in jail, usually
by forcible means.
To break a jest
, to utter a jest. “Patroclus . . . the
livelong day breaks scurril jests.”
To break joints
, to lay or arrange bricks, shingles, etc.,
so that the joints in one course shall not coincide with
those in the preceding course.
To break a lance
, to engage in a tilt or contest.
To break the neck
, to dislocate the joints of the neck.
To break no squares
, to create no trouble. [Obs.]
To break a path
, etc., to open a way through
obstacles by force or labor.
To break upon a wheel
, to execute or torture, as a criminal
by stretching him upon a wheel, and breaking his limbs
with an iron bar; -- a mode of punishment formerly
employed in some countries.
To break wind
, to give vent to wind from the anus.
Syn: To dispart; rend; tear; shatter; batter; violate;
infringe; demolish; destroy; burst; dislocate.
(br[=a]k), v. i.
1. To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually
with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder.
2. To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a
bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag.
Else the bottle break, and the wine runneth out.
3. To burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to
appear; to dawn.
The day begins to break, and night is fled. --Shak.
And from the turf a fountain broke,
and gurgled at our feet. --Wordsworth.
4. To burst forth violently, as a storm.
The clouds are still above; and, while I speak,
A second deluge o'er our head may break. --Dryden.
5. To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the
clouds are breaking.
At length the darkness begins to break. --Macaulay.
6. To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose
health or strength.
See how the dean begins to break;
Poor gentleman! he droops apace. --Swift.
7. To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my
heart is breaking.
8. To fall in business; to become bankrupt.
He that puts all upon adventures doth oftentimes
break, and come to poverty. --Bacn.
9. To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait;
as, to break into a run or gallop.
10. To fail in musical quality; as, a singer's voice breaks
when it is strained beyond its compass and a tone or note
is not completed, but degenerates into an unmusical sound
instead. Also, to change in tone, as a boy's voice at
11. To fall out; to terminate friendship.
To break upon the score of danger or expense is to
be mean and narrow-spirited. --Collier.
Note: With prepositions or adverbs:
To break away
, to disengage one's self abruptly; to come or
go away against resistance.
Fear me not, man; I will not break away. --Shak.
To break down
(a) To come down by breaking; as, the coach broke down.
(b) To fail in any undertaking; to halt before successful
completion; as, the negotiations broke down due to
(c) To cease functioning or to malfunction; as, the car
broke down in the middle of the highway.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
He had broken down almost at the outset.
To break forth
, to issue; to come out suddenly, as sound,
light, etc. “Then shall thy light break forth as the
--Isa. lviii. 8;
Note: often with into in expressing or giving vent to one's
feelings. “Break forth into singing, ye mountains.”
--Isa. xliv. 23.
To break from
, to go away from abruptly.
This radiant from the circling crowd he broke.
To break into
, to enter by breaking; as, to break into a
To break in upon
, to enter or approach violently or
unexpectedly. “This, this is he; softly awhile; let us
not break in upon him.”
To break loose
(a) To extricate one's self forcibly. “Who would not,
finding way, break loose from hell?”
(b) To cast off restraint, as of morals or propriety.
To break off
(a) To become separated by rupture, or with suddenness
(b) To desist or cease suddenly. “Nay, forward, old man;
do not break off so.”
To break off from
, to desist from; to abandon, as a habit.
To break out
(a) To burst forth; to escape from restraint; to appear
suddenly, as a fire or an epidemic. “For in the
wilderness shall waters break out, and stream in the
--Isa. xxxv. 6
(b) To show itself in cutaneous eruptions; -- said of a
(c) To have a rash or eruption on the akin; -- said of a
To break over
, to overflow; to go beyond limits.
To break up
(a) To become separated into parts or fragments; as, the
ice break up in the rivers; the wreck will break up
in the next storm.
(b) To disperse. “The company breaks up.”
To break upon
, to discover itself suddenly to; to dawn
To break with
(a) To fall out; to sever one's relations with; to part
friendship. “It can not be the Volsces dare break
--Shak. “If she did not intend to marry
Clive, she should have broken with him altogether.”
(b) To come to an explanation; to enter into conference;
to speak. [Obs.] “I will break with her and with her
(br[=a]k), n. [See Break
, v. t., and cf. Brake
(the instrument), Breach
1. An opening made by fracture or disruption.
2. An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a
break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship.
(a) (Arch.) A projection or recess from the face of a
(b) (Elec.) An opening or displacement in the circuit,
interrupting the electrical current.
3. An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a
break in the conversation.
4. An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as
where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc.
All modern trash is
Set forth with numerous breaks and dashes. --Swift.
5. The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn;
as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
6. A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and
calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the
7. A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction.
, n. 9 & 10.
8. (Teleg.) See Commutator