Break Meaning

There are 75 meaning(s) for word break

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Break Meaning 1 : weaken or destroy in spirit or body

Break Meaning 2 : vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

Break Meaning 3 : undergo breaking

Break Meaning 4 : the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

Break Meaning 5 : the occurrence of breaking

    Example : the break in the dam threatened the valley

Break Meaning 6 : scatter or part

Break Meaning 7 : separate from a clinch, in boxing

Break Meaning 8 : render inoperable or ineffective

Break Meaning 9 : make the opening shot that scatters the balls

Break Meaning 10 : pierce or penetrate

Break Meaning 11 : make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing

Break Meaning 12 : invalidate by judicial action

Break Meaning 13 : interrupt the flow of current in

    Example : break a circuit

Break Meaning 14 : happen or take place

    Example : Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months

Break Meaning 15 : find the solution or key to

    Example : break the code

Break Meaning 16 : give up

    Example : break cigarette smoking

Break Meaning 17 : fall sharply

Break Meaning 18 : find a flaw in

    Example : break an alibi,break down a proof

Break Meaning 19 : exchange for smaller units of money

    Example : I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy

Break Meaning 20 : emerge from the surface of a body of water

Break Meaning 21 : diminish or discontinue abruptly

Break Meaning 22 : destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

Break Meaning 23 : curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

Break Meaning 24 : crack; of the male voice in puberty

    Example : his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir

Break Meaning 25 : come into being

Break Meaning 26 : come to an end

Break Meaning 27 : come forth or begin from a state of latency

Break Meaning 28 : change directions suddenly

Break Meaning 29 : change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

Break Meaning 30 : cause to give up a habit

Break Meaning 31 : cause the failure or ruin of

    Example : This play will either make or break the playwright

Break Meaning 32 : become punctured or penetrated

Break Meaning 33 : be broken in

    Example : If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress

Break Meaning 34 : a sudden dash

    Example : he made a break for the open door

Break Meaning 35 : an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

    Example : then there was a break in her voice

Break Meaning 36 : an unexpected piece of good luck

    Example : he finally got his big break

    Synonyms : good luck,  happy chance
Break Meaning 37 : cease an action temporarily

    Example : let's break for lunch

    Synonyms : intermit,  pause
Break Meaning 38 : destroy the completeness of a set of related items

    Example : The book dealer would not break the set

    Synonyms : break up
Break Meaning 39 : some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

    Example : there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

    Synonyms : interruption
Break Meaning 40 : a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    Example : they hoped to avoid a break in relations

    Synonyms : breach,  falling out,  rift,  rupture,  severance
Break Meaning 41 : move away or escape suddenly

    Example : Nobody can break out--this prison is high security

    Synonyms : break away,  break out
Break Meaning 42 : a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

    Synonyms : intermission,  interruption,  pause,  suspension
Break Meaning 43 : make submissive, obedient, or useful

    Example : The horse was tough to break

    Synonyms : break in
Break Meaning 44 : break a piece from a whole

    Example : break a branch from a tree

    Synonyms : break off,  snap off
Break Meaning 45 : (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

    Synonyms : fault,  faulting,  fracture,  geological fault,  shift
Break Meaning 46 : assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    Synonyms : bump,  demote,  kick downstairs,  relegate
Break Meaning 47 : fracture a bone of

    Synonyms : fracture
Break Meaning 48 : reduce to bankruptcy

    Example : My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!

    Synonyms : bankrupt,  ruin,  smash
Break Meaning 49 : stop operating or functioning

    Synonyms : break down,  conk out,  die,  fail,  give out,  give way,  go,  go bad
Break Meaning 50 : a pause from doing something (as work)

    Example : we took a 10-minute break

    Synonyms : recess,  respite,  time out
Break Meaning 51 : happen

    Synonyms : develop,  recrudesce
Break Meaning 52 : break down, literally or metaphorically

    Synonyms : cave in,  collapse,  fall in,  founder,  give,  give way
Break Meaning 53 : the act of breaking something

    Example : the breakage was unavoidable

    Synonyms : breakage,  breaking
Break Meaning 54 : surpass in excellence

    Example : break a record

    Synonyms : better
Break Meaning 55 : discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

    Synonyms : break up,  part,  separate,  split,  split up
Break Meaning 56 : terminate

    Example : break a lucky streak,break the cycle of poverty

    Synonyms : interrupt
Break Meaning 57 : make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    Synonyms : bring out,  disclose,  discover,  divulge,  expose,  give away,  let on,  let out,  reveal,  uncover,  unwrap
Break Meaning 58 : become separated into pieces or fragments

    Synonyms : come apart,  fall apart,  separate,  split up
Break Meaning 59 : prevent completion

    Example : break off the negotiations

    Synonyms : break off,  discontinue,  stop
Break Meaning 60 : do a break dance

    Example : Kids were break-dancing at the street corner

    Synonyms : break-dance,  break dance
Break Meaning 61 : become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

    Synonyms : check,  crack
Break Meaning 62 : act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    Example : break a law,break a promise

    Synonyms : breach,  go against,  infract,  offend,  transgress,  violate
Break Meaning 63 : ruin completely

    Synonyms : bust
Break Meaning 64 : go to pieces

    Synonyms : bust,  fall apart,  wear,  wear out
Break Meaning 65 : any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

    Example : the break in the eighth frame cost him the match

    Synonyms : open frame
Break Meaning 66 : force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    Example : break into tears

    Synonyms : burst,  erupt
Break Meaning 67 : interrupt a continued activity

    Synonyms : break away
Break Meaning 68 : an escape from jail

    Example : the breakout was carefully planned

    Synonyms : breakout,  gaolbreak,  jailbreak,  prison-breaking,  prisonbreak
Break Meaning 69 : lessen in force or effect

    Example : break a fall

    Synonyms : damp,  dampen,  soften,  weaken
Break Meaning 70 : an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    Example : it was presented without commercial breaks

    Synonyms : disruption,  gap,  interruption
Break Meaning 71 : fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

    Synonyms : go against,  violate
Break Meaning 72 : be released or become known; of news

    Synonyms : get around,  get out
Break Meaning 73 : enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

    Synonyms : break in
Break Meaning 74 : breaking of hard tissue such as bone

    Example : the break seems to have been caused by a fall

    Synonyms : fracture
Break Meaning 75 : (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

    Example : he was up two breaks in the second set

    Synonyms : break of serve