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Break — synonyms, break antonyms, definition

1. break (Noun)

108 synonyms
abeyance accident advantage altercation aperture argument blemish blot boner brawl breach break of serve breakage breaking breakout bursting cessation chance chasm chink • • •
16 definitions

break (Noun) — Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity. ex. "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

break (Noun) — An unexpected piece of good luck. ex. "he finally got his big break"

break (Noun) — (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other. ex. "they built it right over a geological break"

break (Noun) — A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions). ex. "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

break (Noun) — A pause from doing something (as work). ex. "we took a 10-minute break"

break (Noun) — The act of breaking something. ex. "the break was unavoidable"

break (Noun) — A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.

break (Noun) — Breaking of hard tissue such as bone. ex. "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

break (Noun) — The occurrence of breaking. ex. "the break in the dam threatened the valley"

break (Noun) — An abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion). ex. "then there was a break in her voice"

break (Noun) — The opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool.

break (Noun) — (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving. ex. "he was up two breaks in the second set"

break (Noun) — An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity. ex. "it was presented without commercial breaks"

break (Noun) — A sudden dash. ex. "he made a break for the open door"

break (Noun) — Any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare. ex. "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"

break (Noun) — An escape from jail. ex. "the break was carefully planned"

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2. break (Verb)

216 synonyms
abbreviate abscond annul appear arrange bankrupt batter beat better bludgeon breach break away break dance break down break in break off break out break up break-dance bring out • • •
3 antonyms
keep make repair
61 definition

break (Verb) — Terminate. ex. "break a lucky streak" ex. "break the cycle of poverty"

break (Verb) — Become separated into pieces or fragments. ex. "The figurine broke"

break (Verb) — Render inoperable or ineffective. ex. "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

break (Verb) — Ruin completely.

break (Verb) — Destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments. ex. "He broke the glass plate" ex. "She broke the match"

break (Verb) — Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises. ex. "break a law"

break (Verb) — Move away or escape suddenly. ex. "The horses broke from the stable" ex. "Three inmates broke jail" ex. "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security" ex. "The horses broke away from the stable"

break (Verb) — Scatter or part. ex. "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"

break (Verb) — Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up. ex. "break into tears"

break (Verb) — Prevent completion. ex. "break off the negotiations"

break (Verb) — Enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act. ex. "Someone broke in while I was on vacation" ex. "They broke into my car and stole my radio!" ex. "who broke into my account last night?"

break (Verb) — Make submissive, obedient, or useful. ex. "The horse was tough to break" ex. "I broke in the new intern"

break (Verb) — Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns. ex. "This sentence breaks the rules of syntax"

break (Verb) — Surpass in excellence. ex. "break a record"

break (Verb) — Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret. ex. "he broke the news to her"

break (Verb) — Come into being. ex. "light broke over the horizon" ex. "Voices broke in the air"

break (Verb) — Stop operating or functioning. ex. "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" ex. "The coffee maker broke"

break (Verb) — Interrupt a continued activity.

break (Verb) — (military) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing. ex. "The ranks broke"

break (Verb) — Curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves. ex. "The surf broke"

break (Verb) — Lessen in force or effect. ex. "break a fall"

break (Verb) — Be broken in. ex. "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"

break (Verb) — Come to an end. ex. "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

break (Verb) — Vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity.

break (Verb) — Cause to give up a habit. ex. "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"

break (Verb) — Give up. ex. "break cigarette smoking"

break (Verb) — Come forth or begin from a state of latency. ex. "The first winter storm broke over New York"

break (Verb) — Happen or take place. ex. "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"

break (Verb) — Cause the failure or ruin of. ex. "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage" ex. "This play will either make or break the playwright"

break (Verb) — Invalidate by judicial action.

break (Verb) — Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways. ex. "The business partners broke over a tax question" ex. "The couple broke up after 25 years of marriage"

break (Verb) — Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank.

break (Verb) — Reduce to bankruptcy. ex. "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"

break (Verb) — Change directions suddenly.

break (Verb) — Emerge from the surface of a body of water. ex. "The whales broke"

break (Verb) — Break down, literally or metaphorically. ex. "The dam broke"

break (Verb) — Do a break dance. ex. "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"

break (Verb) — Exchange for smaller units of money. ex. "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

break (Verb) — Destroy the completeness of a set of related items. ex. "The book dealer would not break the set"

break (Verb) — (billiards) make the opening shot that scatters the balls.

break (Verb) — Separate from a clinch, in boxing. ex. "The referee broke the boxers"

break (Verb) — Go to pieces. ex. "The lawn mower finally broke"

break (Verb) — Break a piece from a whole. ex. "break a branch from a tree"

break (Verb) — Become punctured or penetrated. ex. "The skin broke"

break (Verb) — Pierce or penetrate. ex. "The blade broke her skin"

break (Verb) — Be released or become known; of news. ex. "News of her death broke in the morning"

break (Verb) — Cease an action temporarily. ex. "let's break for lunch"

break (Verb) — Interrupt the flow of current in. ex. "break a circuit"

break (Verb) — Undergo breaking. ex. "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"

break (Verb) — Find a flaw in. ex. "break an alibi" ex. "break down a proof"

break (Verb) — Find the solution or key to. ex. "break the code"

break (Verb) — Change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another. ex. "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"

break (Verb) — Happen. ex. "These political movements break from time to time"

break (Verb) — Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only. ex. "The glass broke when it was heated"

break (Verb) — Crack; of the male voice in puberty. ex. "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"

break (Verb) — Fall sharply. ex. "stock prices broke"

break (Verb) — Fracture a bone of. ex. "I broke my foot while playing hockey"

break (Verb) — Diminish or discontinue abruptly. ex. "The patient's fever broke last night"

break (Verb) — Weaken or destroy in spirit or body.

break (Verb) — Yield information under interrogation or torture. ex. "They managed to break him on the third day"

break (Verb) — Successfully decipher a code.

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7 see also
break away break down break off break out break through break up fall