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smash into pieces, shatter, crack; be smashed into pieces; be cut off; force into; stop, cancel
fracture; pause, intermission; time out; crack; opportunity; alteration; divider between one part of a document and another (Computers)
Break Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
quasso, adflicto affligo
Glossary of Dance Terminology
1 A change or reverse of direction 2 See Rhythm Break 
Break Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
An opening made by fracture or disruption.
  
(v. t.)
An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation.
  
(v. t.)
An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship.
  
(v. t.)
An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc.
  
(v. t.)
A projection or recess from the face of a building.
  
(v. t.)
A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
  
(v. t.)
A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake, n. 9 & 10.
  
(v. i.)
To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the clouds are breaking.
  
(v. i.)
To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag.
  
(v. i.)
To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait; as, to break into a run or gallop.
  
(v. i.)
To fall out; to terminate friendship.
  
(v. i.)
To fall in business; to become bankrupt.
  
(v. i.)
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 puberty.
  
(v. i.)
To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder.
  
(v. i.)
To burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to appear; to dawn.
  
(v. i.)
To burst forth violently, as a storm.
  
(v. i.)
To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.
  
(v. i.)
To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my heart is breaking.
  
(n.)
See Commutator.
  
(v. t.)
To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
  
(v. t.)
To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or saddle.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
  
(v. t.)
To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.
  
(v. t.)
To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
  
(v. t.)
To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.
  
(v. t.)
To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.
  
(v. t.)
To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
  
(v. t.)
To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.
  
(v. t.)
To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.
  
(v. t.)
To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
  
(v. t.)
The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
  
(v. t.)
An opening or displacement in the circuit, interrupting the electrical current.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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break
\break\ (&?;), v. t. [imp. broke (&?;), (obs. brake); p. p. broken (&?;), (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?kka to crack, dan. br?kke to break, goth. brikan to break, l. frangere. cf. bray to pound, breach, fragile.]
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 communicate. katharine, break thy mind to me.
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 squares.
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 ruin. 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.
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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Said to actors as a good luck token before going on stage.
Origin
Apparently wishing for something bad to happen is thought to be an insurance against it really happening. Another explanation is that 'breaking a leg' refers to bending at the knee in the act of bowing or curtseying when being applauded after a good performance. A further, rather fanciful, explanation suggests that it is an injunction to emulate the great Sarah Bernhardt, who had only one leg.
Origin
W.C.Fields made a film of this name in 1943 and said the line as an ad-lib in a stage production of the musical Poppy in 1923. It appears this was more than just a dramatic line as it expressed Fields' true sentiments. As well as being a comic actor he was a successful and reportedly ruthless businessman.
Eric Partridge, in his Dictionary of Catch Phrases, says the quotation is "more credibly attributed to a remark made by Edward Francis Albee (1857-1930)".
© 2004 The Phrase Finder. Take a look at Phrase Finder’s sister site, the Phrases Thesaurus, a subscription service for professional writers & language lovers.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
v., bris
I break: brisim
broken: briste
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Balc = n. a break in furrow land
Balcio = v. to break furrows
Brad = n. perfidy; a break off
Bradwy = n. a break off, blemish
Brido = v. to break out
Briwio = v. to break; to crumble, to cut; to wound; to hurt
Bryncynu = v. to break clods
Cynddydd = n. break of day
Dadostegu = v. to break silence
Dryllio = v. to break in pieces
Dydarddu = v. to break out, to spring forth
Dydori = v. to break
Egwya = v. to break in blotches
Fflais = n. a break, a rent
Fflychio = v. to break out suddenly
Llyfritho = to break out as a rash
Llygu = v. to break out; to spot
Pisgyrnu = v. to break out in pimples
Talchu = v. to break in pieces
Tarddu = to break out; to spring
Tor = n. a break, a rupture, a cut, n. a bulge; a belly; a boss
Tori = v. to break, to cut, to fracture
Yfflaw = to break; to shiver
Anagram
brake baker
Australian Slang
1. opportunity; chance; 2. (aeronautics) dismantle for use as spare parts: "a contract to break nine Boeing 727s"
act in an ostentatious or flamboyant manner, usually well beyond the requirements of the given situation
(used imperatively) stop it; calm down; be reasonable
have a drink (usually a beer)
collapse with laughter; cause (someone) to laugh uncontrollably
out of money; bankrupt
one’s life looks good on the outside, but there is a mess on the inside
having no money whatever
that is how life is
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. to run away
2. see also break a leg, break balls, break down, break it up, break off, break shit, break to, break up, break yourself
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
(synonym) interruption
(hypernym) happening, occurrence, natural event
(hyponym) dislocation, disruption
2. an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
(synonym) good luck, happy chance
(hypernym) accident, fortuity, chance event
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"
(synonym) fault, geological fault, shift, fracture
(hypernym) crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
(hyponym) Denali Fault
(part-meronym) fault line
(derivation) separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
(classification) geology
4. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
(synonym) rupture, breach, severance, rift, falling out
(hypernym) separation, breakup, detachment
(derivation) separate, part, split up, split, break up
5. a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
(synonym) respite, recess, time out
(hypernym) pause
(hyponym) spring break
(derivation) pause, intermit
6. the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
(synonym) breakage, breaking
(hypernym) change of integrity
(hyponym) rupture
7. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
(synonym) pause, intermission, interruption, suspension
(hypernym) time interval, interval
(hyponym) lapse
(derivation) break away
8. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
(synonym) fracture
(hypernym) injury, hurt, harm, trauma
(hyponym) comminuted fracture
(derivation) crack, check
9. the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley"
(hypernym) separation, breakup, detachment
(hyponym) snap
(derivation) separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
10. the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
(hypernym) stroke, shot
(part-holonym) billiards
11. (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
(synonym) break of serve
(hypernym) score
(classification) tennis, lawn tennis
12. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"
(synonym) interruption, disruption, gap
(hypernym) delay, holdup
(hyponym) cut-in, insert
13. a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door"
(hypernym) dash, sprint
(hyponym) fast break
14. any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"
(synonym) open frame
(hypernym) score
15. an escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"
(synonym) breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking
(hypernym) escape, flight
(derivation) break out, break away

Verb
1. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
(synonym) interrupt
(hypernym) end, terminate
(hyponym) hold on, stop
2. become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
(synonym) separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
(hypernym) change integrity
(hyponym) burst, split, break open
(see-also) decompose, break up, break down
(derivation) fault, geological fault, shift, fracture
3. destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"
(hypernym) separate, divide
(hyponym) shatter
(verb-group) separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
(derivation) breakage, breaking
4. render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
(hypernym) damage
(verb-group) fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break down
(derivation) breakage, breaking
5. ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
(synonym) bust
(antonym) repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
(hypernym) destroy, ruin
(hyponym) break down
(cause) wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
(see-also) disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart
(verb-group) wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
(derivation) breakage, breaking
6. act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
(synonym) transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach
(hypernym) disrespect
(hyponym) sin, transgress, trespass
7. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
(synonym) break out, break away
(hypernym) escape, get away, break loose
(derivation) breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking
8. scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
(hypernym) disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out
9. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
(synonym) burst, erupt
(hypernym) express emotion, express feelings
10. prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations"
(synonym) break off, discontinue, stop
(hypernym) end, terminate
(hyponym) fracture
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!"
(synonym) break in
(hypernym) trespass, intrude
12. make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"
(synonym) break in
(hypernym) domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame
13. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
(synonym) violate, go against
(hyponym) fly in the face of, fly in the teeth of
14. surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
(synonym) better
(hypernym) surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
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"
(synonym) disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, give away, let out
(hypernym) tell
(hyponym) blackwash
(cause) get out, get around
(verb-group) get out, get around
16. come into being; "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air"
(hypernym) become, go, get
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"
(synonym) fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break down
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) crash, go down
(verb-group) die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass
18. interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
(synonym) break away
(hypernym) separate, part, split up, split, break up
(derivation) pause, intermission, interruption, suspension
19. make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
(hypernym) flee, fly, take flight
(verb-group) break out, break away
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
20. curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke"
(hypernym) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, founder
(derivation) surf, breaker, breakers
21. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
(synonym) dampen, damp, soften, weaken
(hypernym) deaden, blunt
(hyponym) deafen
22. be broken in; "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"
(hypernym) change
(verb-group) break in
23. come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
(hypernym) end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
24. vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"
(hypernym) change, alter, vary
(derivation) interruption
25. cause to give up a habit; "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"
26. give up; "break cigarette smoking"
(hypernym) discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
27. come forth or begin from a state of latency; "The first winter storm broke over New York"
(hypernym) come forth, emerge
28. happen or take place; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"
(hypernym) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
(classification) colloquialism
29. cause the failure or ruin of; "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright"
(antonym) make
(hypernym) ruin
30. invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken"
(hypernym) invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify
31. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
(synonym) separate, part, split up, split, break up
(hyponym) give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate
(derivation) rupture, breach, severance, rift, falling out
32. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
(synonym) demote, bump, relegate, kick downstairs
(hypernym) delegate, designate, depute, assign
(hyponym) reduce
33. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
(synonym) bankrupt, ruin, smash
(hypernym) impoverish
34. change directions suddenly
(hypernym) switch, shift, change
35. emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke"
(hypernym) appear
36. break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
(synonym) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, founder
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) implode, go off
(verb-group) abandon, give up
37. do a break dance; "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"
(synonym) break dance, break-dance
(hypernym) dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
38. exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
(hypernym) change, exchange, commute, convert
(verb-group) break up
39. destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
(synonym) break up
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
40. make the opening shot that scatters the balls
(hypernym) shoot
(classification) billiards
41. separate from a clinch, in boxing; "The referee broke the boxers"
(hypernym) separate, disunite, divide, part
42. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
(synonym) wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
(hypernym) decay, crumble, delapidate
(hyponym) fray, frazzle
(see-also) chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off
(verb-group) bust
43. break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree"
(synonym) break off, snap off
(hypernym) detach
(derivation) breakage, breaking
44. become punctured or penetrated; "The skin broke"
45. pierce or penetrate; "The blade broke her skin"
(hypernym) penetrate, perforate
46. be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
(synonym) get out, get around
(hyponym) leak, leak out
(verb-group) disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, give away, let out
47. cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
(synonym) pause, intermit
(hypernym) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
(hyponym) rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
(derivation) respite, recess, time out
48. interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
(hypernym) interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
(derivation) circuit breaker, breaker
49. undergo breaking; "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"
(hypernym) diphthongize, diphthongise
50. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
(hypernym) destroy, ruin
51. find the solution or key to; "break the code"
(hypernym) solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
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"
(hypernym) switch, shift, change
53. happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
(synonym) recrudesce, develop
(hypernym) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
(see-also) erupt, break out
(verb-group) develop
54. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
(synonym) crack, check
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) crack
(verb-group) check, chink
(derivation) fracture
55. of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
(hypernym) change state, turn
56. fall sharply; "stock prices broke"
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
57. fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
(synonym) fracture
(hypernym) injure, wound
(verb-group) fracture
(derivation) fracture
58. diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient's fever broke last night"
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
59. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
(hypernym) weaken
Break Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A surface disturbance of the water similar to a boil, caused by an underwater obstruction. (TNDOT1)
A fracture resulting in complete separation into parts. (49CFR229)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash 
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
to begin or start (as to break circulation or break tour).
A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
A sudden price move; prices may break up or down.
Break Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
The fear of holidays
Dream Dictionary
Breakage is a bad dream. To dream of breaking any of your limbs, denotes bad management and probable failures. To break furniture, denotes domestic quarrels and an unquiet state of the mind.

To break a window, signifies bereavement. To see a broken ring order will be displaced by furious and dangerous uprisings, such as jealous contentions often cause.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Break Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rubber Glossary
A separation or discontinuity in any part of an article.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
1. The point at which a formation "breaks" for landing, usually over the intended touchdown point.
2. The 'maximum g' displacement of an aircraft's flight path. (see break turn)
3. The call given in extremis to get someone to execute a break turn. ie "Rider 21 BREAK LEFT NOW!"
Break Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
A Java programming language keyword used to resume program execution at the statement immediately following the current statement. If followed by a label, the program resumes execution at the labeled statement.
Jargon File
1. vt. To cause to be broken (in any sense). "Your latest patch to the editor broke the paragraph commands." 2. v. (of a program) To stop temporarily, so that it may debugged. The place where it stops is a `breakpoint'. 3. [techspeak] vi. To send an RS-232 break (two character widths of line high) over a serial comm line. 4. [Unix] vi. To strike whatever key currently causes the tty driver to send SIGINT to the current process. Normally, break (sense 3), delete or control-C does this. 5. `break break' may be said to interrupt a conversation (this is an example of verb doubling). This usage comes from radio communications, which in turn probably came from landline telegraph/teleprinter usage, as badly abused in the Citizen's Band craze a few years ago.
Break Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Break may refer to:
  • Recess (break), a general term for a period of time in which a group of people is temporarily dismissed from its duties
  • Break (work), time off during a shift
    • Coffee break, a daily social gathering for a snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business and industry
  • Break (opportunity), sometimes called a "big break", a circumstance which allows an actor or musician to "break into" the industry and achieve fame
  • Annual leave (holiday/vacation), paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes
  • Holiday break, a U.S. term for various school holidays
  • Spring break, a recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the northern hemisphere
  • Section break, in type setting
  • Commercial break, in television and radio

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Break Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Tennis Terms
Where the serving player loses the game.
Dictionary Soccer
When a team quickly advances the ball down the field in an attempt to get its players near the opponent's goal before the defenders have a chance to retreat.
Glossary of Chess Terms
A pawn move that proposes a pawn trade in order to increase space or relieve a cramped position.
Glossary Of Windsurfing Terminology
Surfing term for the area where a wave starts breaking.
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Worldgolf
To make less than a specified score. Such as when you finally broke 90. break The way in which the ball will roll or bounce. Also the sideways slope on the green.
Bowling Termes 1.0
1) A lucky shot; 2) a stopper after a number of consecutive strikes.
Break Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) To emerge above the surface of the water. (2) (Geology) A marked change in topography such as a fault or deep valley.
Break Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jazz Glossary
a passage inserted in a performance while the rhythm is suspended, like a cadenza acting as a retarding element.
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american horse racing dictionary
The start of a race
1) To train a young horse to wear a bridle and saddle, carry a rider and respond to a rider's commands. Almost always done when the horse is a yearling. 2) To leave from the starting gate.
Blackjack Glossary
Same as busting or going over 21.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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English - Klingon
n. lem
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v. bIv - break the rules
v.
wItlh - break (something) off
Break Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The hands grasp an imaginary object and break it in two.