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Synonyms for break

fracture

stop working

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disturb

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give up

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stop briefly

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interrupt

be revealed

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hesitate

change

break away

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break down: stop working

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break down: fail

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break down: be overcome

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break free of something or someone

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  • escape (from)
  • leave
  • withdraw from
  • extricate yourself from
  • free yourself of
  • disentangle yourself from

break in: break and enter

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  • break and enter
  • burst in
  • enter
  • gain access

break in: interrupt

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break into something: burgle

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break into something: begin

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break off

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break out: escape

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break someone in

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break something down: divide up

break something down: demolish

break something in

break something off: bring to an end

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break through

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break through something: penetrate

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break through something: pierce

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break up: finish

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break up: split up

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break up: scatter

break with something or someone

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Synonyms for break

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

to become or cause to become apart one from another

to make a hole or other opening in

to pass into or through by overcoming resistance

to find the key to (a code, for example)

to be made public

to make or become unusable or inoperative

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to impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

to give way mentally and emotionally

to suddenly lose all health or strength

to reduce to financial insolvency

to undergo sudden financial failure

to lower in rank or grade

to fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation)

to refuse or fail to obey

to desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

to interrupt regular activity for a short period

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to make (an animal) docile

break down: to cease functioning properly

break down: to separate into parts for study

break down: to take (something) apart

break down: to reduce or become reduced to pieces or components

break down: to become or cause to become rotten or unsound

break in: to enter forcibly or illegally

break in: to interject remarks or questions into another's discourse

break off: to stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship

break off: to cease trying to accomplish or continue

break off: to terminate a relationship or an association by or as if by leaving one another

break out: to become manifest suddenly and in full force

break out: to break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation

break up: to make a division into parts, sections, or branches

break up: to reduce or become reduced to pieces or components

break up: to terminate a relationship or an association by or as if by leaving one another

break up: to express great amusement or mirth

an opening, especially in a solid structure

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

the act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty

an interval during which continuity is suspended

a pause or interval, as from work or duty

a favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

Synonyms for break

an unexpected piece of good luck

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

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

a pause from doing something (as work)

the occurrence of breaking

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

the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

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

a sudden dash

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

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render inoperable or ineffective

move away or escape suddenly

scatter or part

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

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

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make submissive, obedient, or useful

fail to agree with

surpass in excellence

come into being

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interrupt a continued activity

make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing

curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

lessen in force or effect

be broken in

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come to an end

vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

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cause to give up a habit

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come forth or begin from a state of latency

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cause the failure or ruin of

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invalidate by judicial action

reduce to bankruptcy

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change directions suddenly

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emerge from the surface of a body of water

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exchange for smaller units of money

destroy the completeness of a set of related items

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make the opening shot that scatters the balls

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separate from a clinch, in boxing

break a piece from a whole

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become punctured or penetrated

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pierce or penetrate

interrupt the flow of current in

undergo breaking

find a flaw in

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find the solution or key to

change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

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become fractured

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crack

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fall sharply

fracture a bone of

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diminish or discontinue abruptly

weaken or destroy in spirit or body

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The expansion will break ground in September for an anticipated completion date in spring 2015
In March it said it hoped to break ground on the project within two months, but this had now been revised.
Chen Chun-wei, director general of the park administration, confirmed yesterday (March 13) that the fifth-phase project of TSMC's 14th plant will break ground on April 9, while the fifth-phase project of UMC's 12th plant will break ground on April 11.
According to SeQuential Biofuels, SeQuential-Pacific has purchased a one-acre industrial parcel on the Kelly Point peninsula, with permit applications being filed with the city of Portland to break ground this August.
based college planned to break ground on the 16,000-square-foot center this spring and is working with state legislators and state officials to obtain the additional funding necessary for construction.
The company plans to break ground in the second quarter of 1998 and begin production by mid-year of 1999.
The Arapahoe County Commissioners still must approve the project before the company can break ground.
We are excited to break ground on this facility, as this is a major step forward in bringing an alternative fuel source to the Pacific Northwest and lessening our country's dependence on foreign oil," said Elie Makad, chairman of US Ethanol and Makad Corp.
This spring, Parks & Recreation will break ground on four additional projects totaling nearly $8 million.
LANCASTER - City officials helped ceremoniously break ground for a new kidney dialysis center that will also train dialysis technicians and nurses.
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According to the terms of the agreement, Merrill Lynch Capital will provide construction debt financing for the Plano property as well as for another NYLO hotel that will break ground in Warwick, RI in the second quarter of 2007.
Westminster Communities expects to break ground on the project in November.
A year after the fire, the Grays' life has yet to return to normal - the family is still living in a rental home and is just preparing to break ground on a scaled-down replacement of the 4,000-square-foot home they lost.
Stan Lundine, Port Authority Executive Director Stanley Brezenoff and local officials will join with officials of KIAC Partners to break ground Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.