Break

  • 1 Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Break — (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. [1913 Webster] 2. To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 break — / brāk/ vb broke / brōk/, bro·ken, / brō kən/, break·ing, / brā kiŋ/ vt 1 a: violate transgress break the law …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 break — [n1] fissure, opening breach, cleft, crack, discontinuity, disjunction, division, fracture, gap, gash, hole, rent, rift, rupture, schism, split, tear; concepts 230,757 Ant. association, attachment, binding, combination, fastening, juncture break… …

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  • 8 Break — (br[=a]k), n. [See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Breach}, {Brack} a crack.] 1. An opening made by fracture or disruption. [1913 Webster] 2. An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 break-up — break ups also breakup 1) N COUNT: usu N of n, n N The break up of a marriage, relationship, or association is the act of it finishing or coming to an end because the people involved decide that it is not working successfully. Since the break up… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 Break — bezeichnet: Break (Billard), Eröffnungsstoß einer Billardpartie Break (Musik), Pause in einem Musikstück Break (Tanzen), Stopp beim Tanzen Break Taste, englische Bezeichnung der Pause Taste auf einer Computer Tastatur einen Programmierbefehl zum… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 break-up — ˈbreak up noun [countable] COMMERCE an occasion when a company or group is broken up into smaller units: • Break ups create added tax, interest and management costs. * * * break up UK US /ˈbreɪkʌp/ noun [C] ► a division of a company, etc. into… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 Break — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término break tiene dos acepciones: Break, concepto musical que indica un movimiento de percusión distinto del que se estaba ejecutando. Break, carruaje con dos plazas delanteras y al menos seis plazas traseras.… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 15 Break up — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Break Up Álbum de estudio de Scarlett Johansson/Pete Yorn Publicación 8 Septiembre del 2009 Grabación 2006 – 2009 …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 16 break up — {v. phr.} To end a romantic relationship, a marriage, or a business partnership. * /Tom and Jane broke up because Tom played so much golf that he had no time for her./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 17 break up — {v. phr.} To end a romantic relationship, a marriage, or a business partnership. * /Tom and Jane broke up because Tom played so much golf that he had no time for her./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 18 break in — vi: to enter something (as a building or computer system) without privilege (as consent) or by force Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. break in …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 break-in — n an act of entering a building illegally and by force, especially in order to steal things ▪ Since the break in we ve had all our locks changed. →break in at ↑break1 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 break — [breik] <aus gleichbed. engl. break!, Imperativ von to break »(ab , unter)brechen«> geht auseinander! (Kommando des Ringrichters beim Boxkampf) …

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