British pronunciation/bɹˈe‌ɪk/
American pronunciation/ˈbɹeɪk/
01

to separate something into more pieces, often in a sudden way

1.1

to become damaged and separated into pieces because of a blow, shock, etc.

to break definition and meaning
02

to manage to get away from captivity

03

to cause a crack and a separation in one of the bones of the body

04

to fail to obey the law

05

(of a piece of equipment) to become inoperative or unusable

06

to end or interrupt something, particularly a sentence, remark, or course of action

6.1

to put a temporary halt to something, particularly in order to have a drink or eat something

6.2

to try to lessen the force or impact of a fall

6.3

to excel in doing something compared to anyone else who has ever tried it

6.4

to do one's best to make a habit go away

07

to make someone emotionally devastated to the point that they consider returning to their normal life almost impossible

7.1

to negate a strike, particularly by replacing the striking workers

7.2

to make someone confess, submit, or obey, particularly by hitting or torturing them

7.3

to weaken someone or something in order to destroy them

08

(of a boy's voice at the age of 13 or older) to become permanently deeper

8.1

(of a person's voice) to change in tone due to going through intense emotion

09

to unravel the secret or find the meaning behind something

10

(of news) to be released or made known to the public

10.1

to tell someone some important news, often bad news

11

(of wrestlers or boxers) to let go of or come out of a grappling position, particularly when asked by the referee

12

to cut through the surface level of the skin and cause bleeding

13

to make a set become incomplete, particularly by taking or destroying one of its parts

14

to exchange a sum of money for the same amount but in smaller bills or coins

15

(primarily in the game of billiards, snooker, or pool) to be the first player who strikes at the beginning of a game

16

to rise through the surface of sea, pool, etc.

17

(of weather conditions) to experience a drastic change, particularly after a period of stability

17.1

(of waves of water) to fall or be dissolved into foam, particularly on the shoreline

17.2

(of a day, dawn, or a storm) to begin

17.3

(of clouds) to clear out or show an opening

18

to use force in order to open something secure such as a safe

01

a rest from the work or activity we usually do

02

a fracture in a hard tissue, such as bone

03

some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

04

an unexpected fortunate event, particularly one that leads to success

05

the act of breaking something

06

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

07

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

08

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

09

a sudden dash

10

the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

11

an escape from a place of confinement

12

any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

13

to win a game in which it is your opponent's turn to serve (= hit the ball across the net first)

14

the occurrence of breaking

15

an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

16

a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

17

a short pause in a TV or radio program for advertisement

18

a period of time during the school day when students are not in class, often used for relaxation, refreshment, or other activities

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