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Nounbreak has 15 senses
interruption, break - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt" --1is a kind ofhappening, occurrence, natural event --1has particulars:
interrupt, break - terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty" --1is one way toend, terminate Sample sentences: Somebody ----s something Something ----s something
break in, break - enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!" --11is one way totrespass, intrude Sample sentences: Somebody ----s something => Somebody ----s PP
violate, go against, break - fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax" Sample sentences: Somebody ----s something Something ----s something
disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her" --15is one way totell Sample sentences: Somebody ----s something Something ----s something Somebody ----s something to somebody Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" --17is one way tochange Sample sentence: These cars won't break
dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall" --21is one way todeaden, blunt Sample sentences: Something ----s Somebody ----s something Something ----s something
separate, part, split up, split, break, break up - discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
bankrupt, ruin, break, smash - reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" --33is one way toimpoverish Sample sentences: Somebody ----s somebody Something ----s somebody
collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice" --36is one way tochange Sample sentences: Something ----s Somebody ----s