To separate into two or more pieces, to fracture or crack, by a process that cannot easily be reversed for reassembly. (verb)
To divide (something, often money) into smaller units. (verb)
To cause (a person) to lose his or her spirit or will; to crush the spirits of; to ruin (a person) emotionally. (verb)
To cause an animal to lose its will, to tame. (verb)
To cause (a habit) to no longer exist. (verb)
To ruin financially. (verb)
To do that which is forbidden by (a rule, promise, etc.). (verb)
To pass the most dangerous part of the illness; to go down, temperaturewise. (verb)
To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a player's favor. (verb)
To stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether. (verb)
To cause (a barrier) to no longer bar. (verb)
To collapse into surf, after arriving in shallow water.
To end. (verb)
To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily. (verb)
To interrupt (a fall) by inserting something so that the falling object not hit something else beneath. (verb)
To disclose or make known an item of news, etc. (verb)
To arrive. (verb)
To become audible suddenly. (verb)
To change a steady state abruptly. (verb)
To suddenly become. (verb)
Of a voice, to alter in type: in men generally to go up, in women sometimes to go down; to crack. (verb)
To surpass or do better than (a specific number), to do better than (a record), setting a new record. (verb)
To demote, to reduce the military rank of. (verb)
To end (a connection), to disconnect. (verb)
To demulsify. (verb)
To counter-attack (verb)
An instance of breaking something into two pieces. (noun)
A physical space that opens up in something or between two things. (noun)
A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue. (noun)
A rest or pause, usually from work; a breaktime. (noun)
A temporary split (with a romantic partner). (noun)
An interval or intermission between two parts of a performance, for example a theatre show, broadcast, or sports game. (noun)
A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception, or focus of attention: big break, lucky break, bad break. (noun)
a change; the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather (noun)
The beginning (of the morning). (noun)
An act of escaping. (noun)
A place where waves break (that is, where waves pitch or spill forward creating white water). (noun)
Examples of word break
In some poems, the circumstances under which they are written will be the only introduction necessary, as in the case of _Break, break, break_ or _The Recessional_.
The eye alone would never detect the exquisite music of such a poem as _Hide and Seek_, Third Reader, p. 50, or _Break, break, break_, p. 201.
* @param string $break The line is broken using the optional break parameter.
The lunch break is not only an opportunity to take a break from the conference, should you need one, but also a chance to chat to the other participants and to enjoy the event in a more relaxed social environment.
I had parked myself in one of the cafe's comfy chairs in order to mark some papers yes, I'm still having to do this during the term break, when I should be vegging out instead, and the man next to me asked if I was a teacher.