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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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However, Alan's family claim Hough Green Garage arrived around two and a half hours after he broke down on Friday night, when they took his car to their base Your views Email us in Widnes and ordered him a taxi home.
The ROP Coast Guard in Musandam offered assistance to a commercial boat from an Asian country after it broke down in the middle of Oman's regional waters near Kamzar.
It is not yet known whether the van was en route to prison or to court at the time it broke down.
REPAIR BILL The Sainsbury's station at Cramlington where cars broke down after they were filled with the contaminated fuel.
"She was near the Sony movie studios when she broke down. But she looked a far cry from Hollywood as the car was towed away," Contactmusic quoted a source as having told the Daily Star.
Amazingly, this is the fourth time the jet has broke down since June, leaving insiders to claim it is jinxed.
"Network Rail took their time when I complained about the fence - so I did the same when my tractor broke down.
West broke down while talking about his mother, whose champagnecoloured coffin arrived in a white hearse.
It broke down the starch into individual sugar molecules that could be absorbed by the body.
In an upcoming Environmental Science & Technology, the team reports that microbes broke down only about 21 percent of the triclocarban entering the treatment plant.
The Patriot Act should be made permanent, they contend, because it broke down the "wall" preventing criminal and intelligence investigators from sharing information, and now allows the federal government to "connect the dots" between disparate events and intelligence alerts suggesting terrorist activity.
BUNGLING burglars fled empty handed after their victim's van broke down as they tried to take away stolen wine.
A GREEN Goddess fire engine twice broke down while on its way to a training base earlier this week.
Terrified Galway fans thought they would never get to see the big game after their train broke down.
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