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break
breɪk
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun, (叹) interjection
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(名) As a noun
  1. An escape from jail.
  2. Any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare.
  3. A sudden dash.
    • The act of breaking something.
    • An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity.
    • 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.
          • 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.
          (动) As a verb
          1. Weaken or destroy in spirit or body.
            • Diminish or discontinue 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.
                                    • Break.
                                      • 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.
                                              • Discontinue 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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