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  1. break

    • IPA[brāk]

    美式

    • v.
      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
    • n.
      an interruption of continuity or uniformity;an act of separating oneself from a state of affairs
    • noun: break, plural noun: breaks

    • verb: break, 3rd person present: breaks, gerund or present participle: breaking, past tense: broke, past participle: broken

    • 釋義
    • 片語
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain:

      the rope broke with a loud snap

      windows in the street were broken by the blast

    • 2. 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?

    • 3. cause a cut or graze in (the skin):

      the bite had scarcely broken the skin

    • 4. make or become inoperative:

      the machine has broken and they can't fix it until next week

      he's broken the video

    • 5. (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

    • 6. open (a safe) forcibly.
    • 7. use (a piece of paper currency) to pay for something and receive change out of the transaction:

      she had to break a ten

    • 8. (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

    • 9. unfurl (a flag or sail).
    • 10. succeed in deciphering (a code):

      ciphers are easily broken by the new wonder machines

    • 11. open (a shotgun or rifle) at the breech.
    • 12. disprove (an alibi).
    • 13. invalidate (a will) through legal process.
    • 14. interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course):

      the new government broke the pattern of growth

      his concentration was broken by a sound

    • 15. put an end to (a silence) by speaking or making contact:

      it was some time before he broke the silence

    • 16. make a pause in (a journey):

      we will break our journey in Venice

    • 17. stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation:

      at mid-morning they broke for coffee

    • 18. lessen the impact of (a fall):

      she put out an arm to break her fall

    • 19. put an end to (a tie in a game) by making a score.
    • 20. disconnect or interrupt (an electrical circuit):

      a multimeter able to measure current without having to break the circuit under test

    • 21. stop oneself from engaging in (a habitual practice):

      try to break the habit of adding salt at the table

    • 22. surpass (a record):

      the movie broke box-office records

    • 23. fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement):

      the district attorney says she will prosecute retailers who break the law

      a legally binding contract that can only be broken by mutual consent

    • 24. fail to continue with (a self-imposed discipline):

      diets started without preparation are broken all the time

    • 25. crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of:

      the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them

    • 26. (of a person's emotional strength) give way:

      her self-control finally broke

    • 27. destroy the power of (a movement or organization):

      strategies used to break the union

    • 28. destroy the effectiveness of (a strike), typically by bringing in other people to replace the striking workers:

      a government threat to use the army to break the strike

    • 29. tame or train (a horse).
    • 30. (of the weather) change suddenly:

      the weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky

    • 31. (of a storm) begin violently:

      when all were aboard, the storm broke

    • 32. (of dawn or day) begin with the sun rising:

      dawn was just breaking

    • 33. (of clouds) move apart and begin to disperse:

      on the seventh of September the clouds broke for the first time

    • 34. (of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam:

      the Caribbean sea breaking gently on the shore

    • 35. (of the voice) falter and change tone, due to emotion:

      her voice broke as she relived the experience

    • 36. (of a boy's voice) change in tone and register at puberty:

      after his voice broke, he left the choir

    • 37. (of a vowel) develop into a diphthong, under the influence of an adjacent sound:

      breaking due to a following r or h

    • 38. (of prices on the stock exchange) fall sharply.
    • 39. make the first stroke at the beginning of a game of billiards, pool, or snooker.
    • 40. (of news or a scandal) suddenly become public:

      since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters

    • 41. make bad news known to someone:

      he was trying to break the terrible news gently to his father

    • 42. (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

    • 43. (of a pitched baseball) curve or drop on its way toward the batter.
    • 44. (of a bowled cricket ball) change direction on bouncing, due to spin.
    • 45. (of a ball) rebound unpredictably:

      the ball broke to Craig but his shot rebounded from the post

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an interruption of continuity or uniformity:

      the magazine has been published without a break since 1950

    • 2. an act of separating oneself from a state of affairs:

      a break with the past

    • 3. a change in the weather:

      a week or so may pass without a break in the weather

    • 4. a change of line, paragraph, or page:

      dotted lines on the screen show page breaks

    • 5. a change of tone in the voice due to emotion:

      there was a break in her voice now

    • 6. an interruption in an electrical circuit.
    • 7. the winning of a game against an opponent's serve.
    • 8. 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

    • 9. a short vacation:

      the Christmas break

    • 10. a short solo or instrumental passage in jazz or popular music.
    • 11. 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

    • 12. an instance of breaking something, or the point where something is broken:

      a break in the valve was being repaired

    • 13. 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

    • 14. a breakout, especially from prison.
    • 15. a curve or drop in the path of a pitched baseball.
    • 16. an opportunity or chance, especially one leading to professional success:

      he got his break as an entertainer on a TV music hall show

    • 17. a consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points:

      a break of 83 put him in front for the first time

    • 18. a player's turn to make the opening shot of a game or a rack:

      whose break is it?

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