- separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain；sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body
- an interruption of continuity or uniformity；an act of separating oneself from a state of affairs
verb: break, 3rd person present: breaks, gerund or present participle: breaking, past tense: broke, past participle: broken
noun: break, plural noun: breaks
- 1. separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain the branch broke with a loud snap windows in the street were broken by the blast 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body she had broken her leg in two places what if his leg had broken? 同義詞
- ▪ cause a cut or graze in (the skin) the bite had scarcely broken the skin 同義詞
- ▪ make or become inoperative the machine has broken and they can't fix it until next week I think I've broken the mechanism in my watch 同義詞
- ▪ (of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be or cause to be discharged when the sac is ruptured in the first stages of labor she realized her water had broken
- ▪ informal open (a safe) forcibly.
- ▪ use (a piece of paper currency) to pay for something and receive change out of the transaction she had to break a ten
- ▪ (of two boxers or wrestlers) come out of a clinch, especially at the referee's command I was acting as referee and telling them to break
- ▪ unfurl (a flag or sail).
- ▪ succeed in deciphering (a code) ciphers are easily broken by the new wonder machines 同義詞
- ▪ open (a shotgun or rifle) at the breech.
- ▪ disprove (an alibi).
- ▪ invalidate (a will) through legal process.
- 2. interrupt (a sequence, course, or continuous state) the new government broke the pattern of growth his concentration was broken by a sound 同義詞
- ▪ put an end to (a silence) by speaking or making contact it was some time before he broke the silence
- ▪ British make a pause in (a journey) we will break our journey in Venice
- ▪ stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation at mid-morning they broke for coffee 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ lessen the impact of (a fall) she put out an arm to break her fall 同義詞
- ▪ put an end to (a tie in a game) by making a score.
- ▪ disconnect or interrupt (an electrical circuit) a multimeter able to measure current without having to break the circuit under test
- ▪ stop oneself from engaging in (a habitual practice) try to break the habit of adding salt at the table 同義詞
- ▪ surpass (a record) the movie broke box-office records 同義詞
- 3. fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement) the district attorney says she will prosecute retailers who break the law the legally binding contract can only be broken by mutual consent 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ fail to continue with (a self-imposed discipline) diets started without preparation are broken all the time
- 4. crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them
- ▪ (of a person's emotional strength) give way her self-control finally broke 同義詞
- ▪ destroy the power of (a movement or organization) the management are out to break the union 同義詞
- ▪ destroy the effectiveness of (a strike), typically by bringing in other people to replace the striking workers the company has attempted to break the strike using non-union labor
- ▪ tame or train (a horse).
- 5. (of the weather) change suddenly the weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky 同義詞
- ▪ (of a storm) begin violently when all were aboard, the storm broke
- ▪ (of dawn or day) begin with the sun rising dawn was just breaking 同義詞
- ▪ (of clouds) move apart and begin to disperse on the seventh of September the clouds broke for the first time
- ▪ (of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam the Caribbean sea breaking gently on the shore 同義詞
- ▪ (of the voice) falter and change tone, due to emotion her voice broke as she relived the experience 同義詞
- ▪ (of a boy's voice) change in tone and register at puberty after his voice broke, he left the choir
- ▪ (of a vowel) develop into a diphthong, under the influence of an adjacent sound.
- ▪ (of prices on the stock exchange) fall sharply.
- ▪ make the first stroke at the beginning of a game of billiards, pool, or snooker.
- 6. (of news or a scandal) suddenly become public since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters 同義詞
- ▪ make bad news known to (someone) he was trying to break the terrible news gently to his father 同義詞
- 7. (chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction the flight broke to the right and formed a defensive circle
- ▪ (of a pitched baseball) curve or drop on its way toward the batter.
- ▪ (of a bowled cricket ball) change direction on bouncing, due to spin.
- ▪ (of a ball) rebound unpredictably the ball broke to Craig but his shot rebounded from the post
- 1. an interruption of continuity or uniformity the magazine has been published without a break since 1950 同義詞
- ▪ an act of separating oneself from a state of affairs a break with the past
- ▪ a change in the weather a week or so may pass without a break in the weather 同義詞
- ▪ a change of line, paragraph, or page dotted lines on the screen show page breaks
- ▪ a change of tone in the voice due to emotion there was a break in her voice now
- ▪ an interruption in an electrical circuit.
- ▪ the winning of a game against an opponent's serve.
- 2. a pause in work or during an activity or event I need a break from mental activity those returning to work after a career break 同義詞
- ▪ a short vacation the Christmas break 同義詞
- ▪ a short solo or instrumental passage in jazz or popular music.
- 3. a gap or opening he stopped to wait for a break in the traffic the spectacular vistas occasionally offered by a break in the rainforest 同義詞
- 4. an instance of breaking something, or the point where something is broken a break in the valve was being repaired
- 5. a rush or dash in a particular direction, especially by an attacking player or team he made a bounce pass for a basket on the break in the second quarter
- ▪ informal a breakout, especially from prison.
- ▪ a curve or drop in the path of a pitched baseball.
- 6. informal an opportunity or chance, especially one leading to professional success he got his break as an entertainer on a TV music hall show 同義詞
- 7. a consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points a break of 83 put him in front for the first time
- ▪ a player's turn to make the opening shot of a game or a rack whose break is it?
- break the back of
- break even
- break free
- break in two
- break a leg!
- break of day
- break something open
- break someone's serve
- break wind
- give someone a break
- make a break for
- them's the breaks
- make a clean break
- break away
- break down
- break forth
- break in
- break into
- break off
- break out
- break out in
- break through
- break up
- break with
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