English dictionary definition of:

break


Noun

  • an escape from jail
  • any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
  • a sudden dash
  • the act of breaking something
  • an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  • (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
  • the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  • a pause from doing something (as work)
  • an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
  • a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • an unexpected piece of good luck
  • the occurrence of breaking
  • some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  • a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Verb

  • weaken or destroy in spirit or body
  • diminish or diskontinue abruptly
  • fracture a bone of
  • fall sharply
  • make submissive, obedient, or useful
  • be broken in
  • crack; of the male voice in puberty
  • render inoperable or ineffective
  • become separated into pieces or fragments
  • destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  • become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  • happen
  • prevent completion
  • terminate
  • lessen in force or effect
  • stop operating or functioning
  • change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
  • come into being
  • find the solution or key to
  • find a flaw in
  • undergo breaking
  • interrupt the flow of current in
  • cease an action temporarily
  • make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • be released or become known; of news
  • surpass in excellence
  • pierce or penetrate
  • become punctured or penetrated
  • break a piece from a whole
  • go to pieces
  • ruin completely
  • separate from a clinch, in boxing
  • make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  • destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  • exchange for smaller units of money
  • force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • do a break dance
  • curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  • break down, literally or metaphorically
  • emerge from the surface of a body of water
  • scatter or part
  • make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  • move away or escape suddenly
  • change directions suddenly
  • reduce to bankruptcy
  • assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • diskontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • invalidate by judicial action
  • interrupt a continued activity
  • cause the failure or ruin of
  • act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  • happen or take place
  • come forth or begin from a state of latency
  • fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  • give up
  • cause to give up a habit
  • vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  • come to an end

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bankrupt better breach break-dance breakage breaking breakout bump burst bust check American English spelling collapse crack damp dampen demote develop die disclose discontinue discover disruption divulge erupt expose fail fault faulting founder fracture gaolbreak British English spelling gap give go infract intermission intermit interrupt interruption jailbreak American English spelling offend part pause prison-breaking prisonbreak recess recrudesce relegate respite reveal rift ruin rupture separate severance shift smash soften split stop suspension transgress unwrap violate weaken wear

Scrabble score for break


Scrabble score = 11

generated at 16:46:22 on 01-07-19

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