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Hyphenation break
Pronunciations /bɹeɪk/

Definitions and meanings of "Break"

What do we mean by break?

To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash. intransitive verb

To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting. intransitive verb

To separate into components or parts. intransitive verb

To snap off or detach. intransitive verb

To cause to undergo a fracture of (a bone, for example). intransitive verb

To experience a fracture in (a bone, for example). intransitive verb

To crack without separating into pieces. intransitive verb

To destroy the completeness of (a group of related items). intransitive verb

To exchange for smaller monetary units. intransitive verb

To vary or disrupt the uniformity or continuity of. intransitive verb

To render (a circuit) inoperative by disruption; open. intransitive verb

To open (a shotgun or similar firearm) at the breech, as for loading or cleaning. intransitive verb

To force or make a way through; puncture or penetrate. intransitive verb

To part or pierce the surface of. intransitive verb

To produce (a sweat) copiously on the skin, as from exercise. intransitive verb

To force one's way out of; escape from. intransitive verb

An instance of breaking something into two or more pieces.

A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.

A rest or pause, usually from work.

A time for students to talk or play.

A short holiday.

A temporary split with a romantic partner.

An interval or intermission between two parts of a performance, for example a theatre show, broadcast, or sports game.

A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception, or focus of attention.

The beginning (of the morning).

An act of escaping.

The separation between lines, paragraphs or pages of a written text.

A keystroke or other signal that causes a program to terminate or suspend execution.

A point or condition in a program at which operation may be suspended during debugging so that the state of the program at that point can be investigated. A breakpoint.

A change, particularly the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather.


A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.

(equitation) A sharp bit or snaffle.

A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue.

The point in the musical scale at which a woodwind instrument is designed to overblow, that is, to move from its lower to its upper register.

Usu. plural An area along a river that features steep banks, bluffs, or gorges (e.g., Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, US).

When a certain unnamed person tells you that despite everything you've ever done for them they just need some time away from you even though when her car broke down two hours away from anywhere you drove all the way over just to find out that she wasn't pushing down the clutch enough and then you follow her all the way back to her place but she doesn't even invite you to spend the night so you drive like three hours back home and then the next day you find out that she's been seeing some other guy and you tell her you really don't think it's fair that she would do that which really sets her off and she starts screaming at you about how you always smother her even though she's the one that always comes crying to you at 2:00am in the morning when you have classes the next day but you stay up talking anyway and end up doing really crappy on your final exam and having to retake CS401 which is your LAST REQUIRED CLASS TO GRADUATE so you have to stick around an extra semester and you end up missing a job oppotunity and the whole time shery is busy making out with your friend but you never even knew it was your friend but now it makes sense that the whole damn time she was just playing with you to get to him and goddamnit shery HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME AFTER I SPENT SEVEN HOURS OVER THE PHONE HELPING YOU WITH YOUR PROJECT AND NOW I HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT BUT A GRUNT POSITION AT BK BECAUSE I MISSED MY CHANCE AT THE GREATEST JOB EVER AND YOU WON'T EVEN RETURN MY CALLS EVEN THOUGH I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU WHY, DAMNIT, WHY!?!?!! Urban Dictionary

By far the most idiotic concept ever created. Introduced to the masses by friends when Ross and Rachel went on a "Break." Since then, when girls are too stupid, bitchy or confused to just break up with someone, the decide to "take a break." The terms definitions can vary to allow each partner to see other people during this time, or they can set the rules so that neither of you can see others. The later enables them to suck what is left of your soul out before they break up with you and latch onto someone else. The literal translation of "I think we should go on a break" when translated to actual english is " I'm a bitch and I would like to waste some more of your time by half staying together." Urban Dictionary

A break is when your girlfriend thinks a little time off will work out a relationship, which is not true becuase they will forget about you and will most likely end up breaking up with you. so when that happens you cant blame anyone bacuase they planned it that way in the first place. even though you put your best into it and try very hard, it all goes invain becuase they dont have the same feelings for you anymore. they just just dont care about you anymore and will most likely want to stay friends or for you to never talk to them again. just a way they think a breakup can be more easier for them. dont get your hopes up, She's probably talking to a another man right now. so start forgetting about her. no matter how hard you try cant stop the inevitable. your in for a long night if you looked this up. Good Luck Urban Dictionary

When a guy is being danced on by a girl at a club or party and he cannot keep his composer and starts to become noticeably aroused. It is very embarrassing if you don't know the girl or when she stops dancing other people can see that she 'broke' you. Most guys get broke the first few times they ever get wallies, lapdances, or grind with someone but learn how to control themselves and focus but sometime if they are extremely attracted to someone they still get broke. Urban Dictionary

Break section of a record or song. The word “break” means the short section of a record that can be looped on a sampler to create a longer, seamless piece of music from this one section. The term derives from the “breakdown”, a part of the funk or disco records where most of all the other instruments drop away, leaving the drummer, or maybe the drummer and percussionist, or drum and bassist, to play their parts unaccompanied. This provides an instant rhythm section to create a new tune from! These breakdowns came from the 60’s and 70’s funk production and artists like James Brown, who invented the use of the third beat. Before James Brown all popular music has been using a straight 4/4 time beat. Using the beats in between is what made it funky. Urban Dictionary

A time when you tell your boyfriend (or girlfriend) that you need some time to figure things out. This does not mean, contrary to every guy's thinking, that you are with someone else. If you are with someone else and you are asking for a break, you're a cheating, indecisive whore. This is, instead, a time when you think things have gotten too serious too quickly, or a time when you have some serious shit going on, and need time to figure out what's best for you. Usually your partner won't give you this time and instead will be insecure and thereby ruin the whole notion of the break. Probably, if this person is so insecure that they can't recognize what's going on in your life, then you won't work out anyway and you should break up with him or her, instead of taking a break which will ruin things anyway. Urban Dictionary

In pool, to hit the cue ball first, and break the triangle of balls. Usually determines whether a person is playing stripes or solids. Also means to give change for a large bill. Urban Dictionary

To leave Urban Dictionary

Something that Ross and Rachel were on. Urban Dictionary

The real "urban" definition is to leave quickly, run away. it's not all this, "we were on a break" you guys are thinking too literal. Urban Dictionary

The word "break" in example sentences

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. ❋ Ontario. Ministry Of Education (N/A)

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_. ❋ Ontario. Ministry Of Education (N/A)

* @param string $break The line is broken using the optional break parameter. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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. ❋ Milosun Czervik (2007)

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. ❋ Jlundberg (2009)

This past week, the term break, was the first time I read a newspaper in months. ❋ Jlundberg (2008)

It was very nice having the past week off for the term break, and I ordered and received a new black MacBook (which is being partially subsidized by Hwa Chong, since I'm using it as my school computer) and an iPod Touch (which is also mostly being covered by Apple's education rebate); I wouldn't have ordered either otherwise. ❋ Jlundberg (2008)

Amy's mum and dad gave me the Star Wars Trilogy DVD, so I know what I'll be doing during the term break, eh? ❋ Trinityboy (2004)

Then I saw her eyes focus over my shoulder, saw her expression break apart, heard the feet on the porch behind me, this time fast and running. ❋ James Lee Burke (1987)

Although I can't speak on how the children will act, I wonder sometimes if the break is therapeutic or detrimental for some of the adults. ❋ Unknown (2009)

After the break is a video of my favorite Hakeem moment (and, as we had season tickets through his entire Houston career, there were many): taking David Robinson to school on the day the Admiral (or the Seaman as we called him in Hou) won the league MVP. ❋ Unknown (2008)

But term break is coming up in a week, and I, um, just enrolled him in one of the daily Stage 1 classes because I thought it would be good for him. ❋ Ewe Are Here (2008)

But having a break is always a good, refreshing thing to do. ❋ Unknown (2008)

` ` Getting off to a good start coming out of this break is also important to us. '' ❋ Unknown (2008)

` ` For (Luongo) and the team, two points going into the break is a good feeling, '' Sedin said after faking to his backhand to get Manny Legace moving left, then tucking it back all the way around the Blues 'goalie on the other side. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Former president Thabo Mbeki suspended Pikoli last year following what he described as a break-down in the relationship between the prosecutions chief and former Justice and Constitutional Development ❋ Unknown (2008)

Mbeki suspended Pikoli last year following what he described as a break-down in the relationship between him and his boss. ❋ Unknown (2008)

But if you want to know about statistics, in women who take this pill for an entire year, over half of them still experience what they call break - through bleeding. ❋ Unknown (2007)

LARRY KING, CNN HOST "LARRY KING LIVE" (voice-over): The first clip you're going to see is Howard reacting to what he called a break - in at the house. ❋ Unknown (2007)

[a break]?!?!?! WHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYY????!![1111] ❋ Bluie (2005)

This just isn't working anymore, I think [we should] [take a break], [I still love you], it's just... ❋ Jeff P. (2006)

Girl: " I think [we need] [a break] to [sort] things out, i need some time to myself" Boy: "WHAT?" ❋ Mannyman (2007)

Guy 1 (at party): omg i want to dance with that girl over there she looks so good Guy 2: go dance with her! she gave like 4 guys [wallies] she'll give you one Guy 1: no cause she looks so good she'll break me and i dont want anyone to see. Im just going to dance with her friend, she's pretty but not bad enough to break me. Girl 1 (at club): i broke that boy over there sooo fast omg i know that must have been his first [wallie] and his friend [got broke] too and the song had just started Girl 2: i dont know girl you look mad good tonight i think you could break anyone of these guys in here ❋ Jsmourtee (2010)

Hey man have [you heard] [the break] in [Jimmy] Castors Its Just Begun? ❋ Mrboogie23 (2004) really never [understood] me, let's just [break up]. ❋ Youknowitstrue123 (2011)

1. [Brad's] gonna lose anyway, so you might as well let him break. 2. Kathy: I need your $3.50 [Cj]: Can you break [a ten]? ❋ Cap'n Awesome (2006)

[yo man] let's break ❋ Monkey (2004)

We were [on a break]! ❋ Sdhkfsldghksjhgd (2010)

Let's break! I [broke] [outta there] [with the quickness]... ❋ JREADY (2008)

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