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Meaning of word break from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

break (noun)

Meaning : Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity.

Example : The telephone is an annoying interruption.
There was a break in the action when a player was hurt.

Synonyms : interruption

Meaning : An unexpected piece of good luck.

Example : He finally got his big break.

Synonyms : good luck, happy chance

Meaning : (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.

Example : They built it right over a geological fault.
He studied the faulting of the earth's crust.

Synonyms : fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift

Meaning : A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions).

Example : They hoped to avoid a break in relations.

Synonyms : breach, falling out, rift, rupture, severance

Meaning : A pause from doing something (as work).

Example : We took a 10-minute break.
He took time out to recuperate.

Synonyms : recess, respite, time out

Meaning : The act of breaking something.

Example : The breakage was unavoidable.

Synonyms : breakage, breaking

Meaning : A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.

Synonyms : intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Meaning : Breaking of hard tissue such as bone.

Example : It was a nasty fracture.
The break seems to have been caused by a fall.

Synonyms : fracture

Meaning : The occurrence of breaking.

Example : The break in the dam threatened the valley.

Meaning : An abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion).

Example : Then there was a break in her voice.

Meaning : The opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool.

Meaning : (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving.

Example : He was up two breaks in the second set.

Synonyms : break of serve

Meaning : An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity.

Example : It was presented without commercial breaks.
There was a gap in his account.

Synonyms : disruption, gap, interruption

Meaning : A sudden dash.

Example : He made a break for the open door.

Meaning : Any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare.

Example : The break in the eighth frame cost him the match.

Synonyms : open frame

Meaning : An escape from jail.

Example : The breakout was carefully planned.

Synonyms : breakout, gaolbreak, jailbreak, prison-breaking, prisonbreak

break (verb)

Meaning : Terminate.

Example : She interrupted her pregnancy.
Break a lucky streak.
Break the cycle of poverty.

Synonyms : interrupt

Meaning : Become separated into pieces or fragments.

Example : The figurine broke.
The freshly baked loaf fell apart.

Synonyms : come apart, fall apart, separate, split up

Meaning : Render inoperable or ineffective.

Example : You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!.

Meaning : Ruin completely.

Example : He busted my radio!.

Synonyms : bust

Meaning : Destroy the integrity of. Usually by force. Cause to separate into pieces or fragments.

Example : He broke the glass plate.
She broke the match.

Meaning : Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Example : Offend all laws of humanity.
Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Break a law.
Break a promise.

Synonyms : breach, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

Meaning : Move away or escape suddenly.

Example : The horses broke from the stable.
Three inmates broke jail.
Nobody can break out--this prison is high security.

Synonyms : break away, break out

Meaning : Scatter or part.

Example : The clouds broke after the heavy downpour.

Meaning : Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up.

Example : Break into tears.
Erupt in anger.

Synonyms : burst, erupt

Meaning : Prevent completion.

Example : Stop the project.
Break off the negotiations.

Synonyms : break off, discontinue, stop

Meaning : Enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act.

Example : Someone broke in while I was on vacation.
They broke into my car and stole my radio!.
Who broke into my account last night?.

Synonyms : break in

Meaning : Make submissive, obedient, or useful.

Example : The horse was tough to break.
I broke in the new intern.

Synonyms : break in

Meaning : Fail to agree with. Be in violation of. As of rules or patterns.

Example : This sentence violates the rules of syntax.

Synonyms : go against, violate

Meaning : Surpass in excellence.

Example : She bettered her own record.
Break a record.

Synonyms : better

Meaning : Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.

Example : 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.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.
The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings.

Synonyms : bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, uncover, unwrap

Meaning : Come into being.

Example : Light broke over the horizon.
Voices broke in the air.

Meaning : Stop operating or functioning.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

Meaning : Interrupt a continued activity.

Example : She had broken with the traditional patterns.

Synonyms : break away

Meaning : Make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing.

Example : The ranks broke.

Meaning : Curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves.

Example : The surf broke.

Meaning : Lessen in force or effect.

Example : Soften a shock.
Break a fall.

Synonyms : damp, dampen, soften, weaken

Meaning : Be broken in.

Example : If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress.

Meaning : Come to an end.

Example : The heat wave finally broke yesterday.

Meaning : Vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity.

Example : The flat plain was broken by tall mesas.

Meaning : Cause to give up a habit.

Example : She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes.

Meaning : Give up.

Example : Break cigarette smoking.

Meaning : Come forth or begin from a state of latency.

Example : The first winter storm broke over New York.

Meaning : Happen or take place.

Example : Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months.

Meaning : Cause the failure or ruin of.

Example : His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage.
This play will either make or break the playwright.

Meaning : Invalidate by judicial action.

Example : The will was broken.

Meaning : Discontinue an association or relation. Go different ways.

Example : The business partners broke over a tax question.
The couple separated after 25 years of marriage.
My friend and I split up.

Synonyms : break up, part, separate, split, split up

Meaning : Assign to a lower position. Reduce in rank.

Example : She was demoted because she always speaks up.
He was broken down to Sergeant.

Synonyms : bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate

Meaning : Reduce to bankruptcy.

Example : My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!.
The slump in the financial markets smashed him.

Synonyms : bankrupt, ruin, smash

Meaning : Change directions suddenly.

Meaning : Emerge from the surface of a body of water.

Example : The whales broke.

Meaning : Break down, literally or metaphorically.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

Meaning : Do a break dance.

Example : Kids were break-dancing at the street corner.

Synonyms : break dance, break-dance

Meaning : Exchange for smaller units of money.

Example : I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy.

Meaning : Destroy the completeness of a set of related items.

Example : The book dealer would not break the set.

Synonyms : break up

Meaning : Make the opening shot that scatters the balls.

Meaning : Separate from a clinch, in boxing.

Example : The referee broke the boxers.

Meaning : Go to pieces.

Example : The lawn mower finally broke.
The gears wore out.
The old chair finally fell apart completely.

Synonyms : bust, fall apart, wear, wear out

Meaning : Break a piece from a whole.

Example : Break a branch from a tree.

Synonyms : break off, snap off

Meaning : Become punctured or penetrated.

Example : The skin broke.

Meaning : Pierce or penetrate.

Example : The blade broke her skin.

Meaning : Be released or become known. Of news.

Example : News of her death broke in the morning.

Synonyms : get around, get out

Meaning : Cease an action temporarily.

Example : We pause for station identification.
Let's break for lunch.

Synonyms : intermit, pause

Meaning : Interrupt the flow of current in.

Example : Break a circuit.

Meaning : Undergo breaking.

Example : The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages.

Meaning : Find a flaw in.

Example : Break an alibi.
Break down a proof.

Meaning : Find the solution or key to.

Example : Break the code.

Meaning : Change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another.

Example : Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children.

Meaning : Happen.

Example : Report the news as it develops.
These political movements recrudesce from time to time.

Synonyms : develop, recrudesce

Meaning : Become fractured. Break or crack on the surface only.

Example : The glass cracked when it was heated.

Synonyms : check, crack

Meaning : Crack. Of the male voice in puberty.

Example : His voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir.

Meaning : Fall sharply.

Example : Stock prices broke.

Meaning : Fracture a bone of.

Example : I broke my foot while playing hockey.

Synonyms : fracture

Meaning : Diminish or discontinue abruptly.

Example : The patient's fever broke last night.

Meaning : Weaken or destroy in spirit or body.

Example : His resistance was broken.
A man broken by the terrible experience of near-death.

Probable antonyms of break :- advance, bushel, conform to, doctor, elevate, fix, furbish up, keep, kick upstairs, make, mend, observe, promote, raise, repair, restore, touch on, upgrade

Hindi words for break :- अलग होना, आना, उघड़ना, उघढ़ना, उघरना, खत्म करना, ख़राब करना, खुलना, खोलना, गला भर आना, गिर पड़ना, गिरना, चटकना, चनकना, चिटकना, चुरकना, टुकड़े करना, टूटना, टोरना, ढहना, तड़कना, तबाह करना, तिड़कना, तितर-बितर करना, तोड़ देना, तोड़ना, तोरना, दिवाला निकालना, दिवालिया करना, दिवालिया बनाना, निकालना, परदाफ़ाश होना, परदाफाश होना, पर्दाफ़ाश होना, पर्दाफाश होना, फटना, फाड़ना, फूटना, फोड़ देना, फोड़ना, बंद करना, बताना, बदलना, बिगाड़ना, बेनक़ाब होना, बेनकाब होना, भंग करना, भंडा फूटना, भग्न करना, भग्न होना, भांडा फूटना, रहस्योद्घाटन होना, रोकना, लीक होना, वश में करना, विभाजित करना, समाप्त करना, सुलझाना, हल करना