What does Break mean?

Definitions for Break

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Break.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interruption, breaknoun

    some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

    "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

  2. break, good luck, happy chancenoun

    an unexpected piece of good luck

    "he finally got his big break"

  3. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, breaknoun

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

    "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

  4. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling outnoun

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

  5. respite, recess, break, time outnoun

    a pause from doing something (as work)

    "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

  6. breakage, break, breakingnoun

    the act of breaking something

    "the breakage was unavoidable"

  7. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

  8. fracture, breaknoun

    breaking of hard tissue such as bone

    "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"

  9. breaknoun

    the occurrence of breaking

    "the break in the dam threatened the valley"

  10. breaknoun

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

    "then there was a break in her voice"

  11. breaknoun

    the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

  12. break, break of servenoun

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

    "he was up two breaks in the second set"

  13. break, interruption, disruption, gapnoun

    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

  14. breaknoun

    a sudden dash

    "he made a break for the open door"

  15. open frame, breaknoun

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

    "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"

  16. break, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breakingverb

    an escape from jail

    "the breakout was carefully planned"

  17. interrupt, breakverb


    "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"

  18. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartverb

    become separated into pieces or fragments

    "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

  19. breakverb

    render inoperable or ineffective

    "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

  20. break, bustverb

    ruin completely

    "He busted my radio!"

  21. breakverb

    destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

    "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"

  22. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakverb

    act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

  23. break, break out, break awayverb

    move away or escape suddenly

    "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"

  24. breakverb

    scatter or part

    "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"

  25. break, burst, eruptverb

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

  26. break, break off, discontinue, stopverb

    prevent completion

    "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

  27. break in, breakverb

    enter someone's (virtual or real) 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!"; "who broke into my account last night?"

  28. break in, breakverb

    make submissive, obedient, or useful

    "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"

  29. violate, go against, breakverb

    fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

    "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

  30. better, breakverb

    surpass in excellence

    "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"

  31. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let outverb

    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"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

  32. breakverb

    come into being

    "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air"

  33. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break downverb

    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"

  34. break, break awayverb

    interrupt a continued activity

    "She had broken with the traditional patterns"

  35. breakverb

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

    "The ranks broke"

  36. breakverb

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

    "The surf broke"

  37. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, breakverb

    lessen in force or effect

    "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

  38. breakverb

    be broken in

    "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"

  39. breakverb

    come to an end

    "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

  40. breakverb

    vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

    "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"

  41. breakverb

    cause to give up a habit

    "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"

  42. breakverb

    give up

    "break cigarette smoking"

  43. breakverb

    come forth or begin from a state of latency

    "The first winter storm broke over New York"

  44. breakverb

    happen or take place

    "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"

  45. breakverb

    cause the failure or ruin of

    "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright"

  46. breakverb

    invalidate by judicial action

    "The will was broken"

  47. separate, part, split up, split, break, break upverb

    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"

  48. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairsverb

    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"

  49. bankrupt, ruin, break, smashverb

    reduce to bankruptcy

    "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

  50. breakverb

    change directions suddenly

  51. breakverb

    emerge from the surface of a body of water

    "The whales broke"

  52. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderverb

    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"

  53. break dance, break-dance, breakverb

    do a break dance

    "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"

  54. breakverb

    exchange for smaller units of money

    "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

  55. break, break upverb

    destroy the completeness of a set of related items

    "The book dealer would not break the set"

  56. breakverb

    make the opening shot that scatters the balls

  57. breakverb

    separate from a clinch, in boxing

    "The referee broke the boxers"

  58. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apartverb

    go to pieces

    "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

  59. break, break off, snap offverb

    break a piece from a whole

    "break a branch from a tree"

  60. breakverb

    become punctured or penetrated

    "The skin broke"

  61. breakverb

    pierce or penetrate

    "The blade broke her skin"

  62. break, get out, get aroundverb

    be released or become known; of news

    "News of her death broke in the morning"

  63. pause, intermit, breakverb

    cease an action temporarily

    "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

  64. breakverb

    interrupt the flow of current in

    "break a circuit"

  65. breakverb

    undergo breaking

    "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"

  66. breakverb

    find a flaw in

    "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"

  67. breakverb

    find the solution or key to

    "break the code"

  68. breakverb

    change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

    "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"

  69. break, recrudesce, developverb


    "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

  70. crack, check, breakverb

    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

  71. breakverb

    crack; of the male voice in puberty

    "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"

  72. breakverb

    fall sharply

    "stock prices broke"

  73. fracture, breakverb

    fracture a bone of

    "I broke my foot while playing hockey"

  74. breakverb

    diminish or discontinue abruptly

    "The patient's fever broke last night"

  75. breakverb

    weaken or destroy in spirit or body

    "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"


  1. breaknoun

    An instance of breaking something into two pieces.

    The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  2. breaknoun

    A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  3. breaknoun

    A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue.

    The fiddle break was amazing, it was a pity the singer came back in on the wrong note.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  4. breaknoun

    A rest or pause, usually from work; a breaktime.

    Let's take a five-minute break.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  5. breaknoun

    A temporary split (with a romantic partner).

    I think we need a break.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  6. breaknoun

    An interval or intermission between two parts of a performance, for example a theatre show, broadcast, or sports game.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  7. breaknoun

    A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception, or focus of attention: big break, lucky break, bad break.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  8. breaknoun

    a change; the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  9. breaknoun

    The beginning (of the morning).

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  10. breakverb

    To separate into two or more pieces, to fracture or crack, by a process that cannot easily be reversed for reassembly.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  11. breakverb

    To divide (something, often money) into smaller units.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  12. breakverb

    To cause (a person) to lose his or her spirit or will; to crush the spirits of; to ruin (a person) emotionally.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  13. breakverb

    To cause an animal to lose its will, to tame.

    You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  14. breakverb

    To cause (a habit) to no longer exist.

    I've got to break this habit I have of biting my nails.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  15. breakverb

    To ruin financially.

    The recession broke some small businesses.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  16. breakverb

    To do that which is forbidden by (a rule, promise, etc.).

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  17. breakverb

    To pass the most dangerous part of the illness; to go down, temperaturewise.

    Susan's fever broke at about 3 AM, and the doctor said the worst was over.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  18. breakverb

    To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a player's favor.

    Letting white have three extra queens would break chess.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  19. breaknoun

    An act of escaping.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  20. breaknoun

    A place where waves break (that is, where waves pitch or spill forward creating white water).

    The final break in the Greenmount area is Kirra Point.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  21. breaknoun

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  22. breakverb

    To stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  23. breakverb

    To cause (a barrier) to no longer bar.

    break a seal

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  24. breakverb

    To collapse into surf, after arriving in shallow water.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  25. breakverb

    To end.

    The forecast says the hot weather will break by midweek

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  26. breakverb

    To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily.

    Let's break for lunch.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  27. breakverb

    To interrupt (a fall) by inserting something so that the falling object not hit something else beneath.

    He survived the jump out the window because the bushes below broke his fall.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  28. breakverb

    To disclose or make known an item of news, etc.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  29. breakverb

    To arrive.

    Morning has broken.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  30. breakverb

    To become audible suddenly.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  31. breakverb

    To change a steady state abruptly.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  32. breakverb

    To suddenly become.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  33. breakverb

    Of a voice, to alter in type: in men generally to go up, in women sometimes to go down; to crack.

    His voice breaks when he gets emotional.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  34. breakverb

    To surpass or do better than (a specific number), to do better than (a record), setting a new record.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  35. breakverb

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  36. breakverb

    To demote, to reduce the military rank of.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  37. breakverb

    To end (a connection), to disconnect.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  38. breakverb

    To demulsify.

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

  39. breakverb

    To counter-attack

    Etymology: From breken, from brecan, from brekanan, from bhrag'-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breakverb

    to strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock

  2. Breakverb

    to lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods

  3. Breakverb

    to lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate

  4. Breakverb

    to infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise

  5. Breakverb

    to interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey

  6. Breakverb

    to destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set

  7. Breakverb

    to destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares

  8. Breakverb

    to shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments

  9. Breakverb

    to exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill

  10. Breakverb

    to destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax

  11. Breakverb

    to weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind

  12. Breakverb

    to diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow

  13. Breakverb

    to impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend

  14. Breakverb

    to tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or saddle

  15. Breakverb

    to destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin

  16. Breakverb

    to destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss

  17. Breakverb

    to come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder

  18. Breakverb

    to open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag

  19. Breakverb

    to burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to appear; to dawn

  20. Breakverb

    to burst forth violently, as a storm

  21. Breakverb

    to open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the clouds are breaking

  22. Breakverb

    to become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength

  23. Breakverb

    to be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my heart is breaking

  24. Breakverb

    to fall in business; to become bankrupt

  25. Breakverb

    to make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait; as, to break into a run or gallop

  26. Breakverb

    to fail in musical quality; as, a singer's voice breaks when it is strained beyond its compass and a tone or note is not completed, but degenerates into an unmusical sound instead. Also, to change in tone, as a boy's voice at puberty

  27. Breakverb

    to fall out; to terminate friendship

  28. Breakverb

    an opening made by fracture or disruption

  29. Breakverb

    an interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship

  30. Breakverb

    a projection or recess from the face of a building

  31. Breakverb

    an opening or displacement in the circuit, interrupting the electrical current

  32. Breakverb

    an interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation

  33. Breakverb

    an interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc

  34. Breakverb

    the first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn

  35. Breakverb

    a large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind

  36. Breakverb

    a device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake, n. 9 & 10

  37. Breaknoun

    see Commutator


  1. Break

    In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song derived from or related to stop-time – being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece. A solo break in jazz occurs when the rhythm section stops playing behind a soloist for a brief period, usually two or four bars leading into the soloist's first chorus. A notable recorded example is Charlie Parker's solo break at the beginning of his solo on "A Night in Tunisia". In DJ parlance, a break is where all elements of a song, except for percussion, disappear for a time. This is distinguished from a breakdown, a section where the composition is deliberately deconstructed to minimal elements, all other parts having been gradually or suddenly cut out. The distinction between breaks and breakdowns may be described as, "Breaks are for the drummer; breakdowns are for hands in the air". In hip hop and electronica, a short break is also known as a "cut", and the reintroduction of the full bass line and drums is known as a "drop", which is sometimes accented by cutting off everything, even the percussion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Break

    brāk, v.t. to part by force: to shatter: to crush: to tame, or wear out: to violate, or outrage, as a law, a bargain, &c.: to check by intercepting, as a fall: to interrupt, as silence, or the monotony of anything, or in 'to break one off a habit:' to make bankrupt: to degrade from rank, as an officer.—v.i. to part in two: to burst forth: to open or appear, as the morning: to become bankrupt: to crack or give way, as the voice: to dissolve, as frost: to collapse in foam, as a wave: to fall out, as with a friend:—pa.t. brōke; pa.p. brōk′en.—n. the state of being broken: an opening: a pause or interruption: (billiards) a consecutive series of successful strokes, also the number of points attained by such: the dawn.—ns. Break′age, the action of breaking, or its consequences: an interruption; Break′-down, a dance, vigorous rather than graceful, in which much noise is made by the feet of the one performer; Break′er, a wave broken on rocks or the shore.—adj. Break′-neck, likely to cause a broken neck.—ns. Break′-prom′ise, Break′-vow, one who makes a practice of breaking his promise or vow; Break′water, a barrier to break the force of the waves.—Break a jest, to utter a jest unexpectedly; Break a lance with, to enter into a contest with a rival; Break away, to go away abruptly, as from prison, &c.: to be scattered, as clouds after a storm; Break bulk, to open the hold and take out a portion of the cargo; Break cover, to burst forth from concealment, as a fox; Break down, to crush down or level: to collapse, to fail completely; Break forth, to burst out, issue; Break ground, to commence digging or excavation: to begin; Break in, to train to labour, as a horse; Break in, in upon, or into, to enter violently or unexpectedly, to interpose abruptly in a conversation, &c.; Break loose, to extricate one's self forcibly: to break through all restraint; Break news, to make anything known, esp. of bad news, with caution and delicacy; Break off, to separate by breaking, put an end to; Break out, to appear suddenly: to break through all restraint; Break sheer (said of a ship riding at anchor), to be forced by wind or tide out of a position clear of the anchor; Break the heart, to destroy with grief; Break the ice (fig.), to get through first difficulties: Break up, to break open; Break upon the wheel, to punish by stretching a criminal on a wheel and breaking his bones; Break wind, to void wind from the stomach; Break with, to fail out, as friends may do. [A.S. brecan; Ger. brechen.]

  2. Break

    Brake, brāk, n. a large wagonette: a carriage frame, all wheels and no body, used in breaking in horses. [Break, v.t.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. break

    1. vt. To cause to be broken (in any sense). “Your latest patch to the editor broke the paragraph commands.” 2. v. (of a program) To stop temporarily, so that it may debugged. The place where it stops is a breakpoint. 3. [techspeak] vi. To send an RS-232 break (two character widths of line high) over a serial comm line. 4. [Unix] vi. To strike whatever key currently causes the tty driver to send SIGINT to the current process. Normally, break (sense 3), delete or control-C does this. 5. break break may be said to interrupt a conversation (this is an example of verb doubling). This usage comes from radio communications, which in turn probably came from landline telegraph/teleprinter usage, as badly abused in the Citizen's Band craze of the early 1980s.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Break

    A point where an electric conductor is cut, broken, or opened by a switch or other device, or simply by discontinuity of the wires.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. break

    The sudden rise of a deck when not flush; when the aft, and sometimes the fore part, of a vessel's deck is kept up to give more height below, and at the drifts.--Break of the poop, where it ends at the foremost part.

Rap Dictionary

  1. breakverb

    to break dance. "I did it my way, from break dancing, back spins on the cardboard" -- Nas (The Lost Tapes "My Way")

  2. breakverb

    luck from bad luck. and she runs of with him to japan, that's the breaks, that's the breaks: kurtis blow - the breaks

  3. breakverb

    dip out,run,get gone,split up,etc

  4. breakverb

    A form of street dance associated with Hip Hop. It is considerd one of the elements of Hip Hop.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Break' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1913

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Break' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1232

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Break' in Nouns Frequency: #1059

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Break' in Verbs Frequency: #117

Anagrams for Break »

  1. baker, Baker

  2. brake

  3. Baker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Break in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Break in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Break in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Moreno:

    It took me 13 years to become a U.S. citizen. I had to wait in line. My message to everybody who wants to come to America, especially on our southern border, is you have to wait in line. You can’t break our laws to come here, we cannot have people cutting the line.

  2. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec:

    The seven-day deadline, which the Iraqi Christians got along with their passports, is meant for them to be able to arrange the return home, this time cannot be used to break laws or to move to another Schengen country. I asked the Czech police to use all legal means so that these people, who abused the good will of the Czech Republic and her citizens, are returned to Iraq.

  3. Franz Kafka:

    If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.

  4. Ben Tulchin:

    A generic Republican with no name recognition would get wiped out, you need lots of things to break your way to get a wave election, and this is one of them.

  5. Tim Cook:

    We focus on policies, not politics, we do not focus on politics and I recognize that everything, kind of unfortunately these days, it tends to break down in that way but we focus on the policy itself, not the politics. ...[T]his is probably not known to a lot of people in here, but Apple doesnt have a PAC. Apple is probably the only large company I would think or one of the very few that doesnt have a PAC. I refuse to have one because it shouldnt exist.

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Translations for Break

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  • breekAfrikaans
  • انكسر, كسر, استراحةArabic
  • qırmaqAzerbaijani
  • лама́ць, разбі́ць, лама́цца, злама́цца, злама́ць, разбіва́ць, разбіва́цца, разбі́ццаBelarusian
  • нарушавам, разбивам, пробивам, разбивам се, прекъсвам, чупя, чупя се, развалям се, развалям, пуквам, чу́пя, счупване, цепнатина, междучасие, прибой, разбиване, пукнатина, пауза, пробивBulgarian
  • trencar, trencar el servei, internar-se, escapar-se, entrada, escapadaCatalan, Valencian
  • rozbít, porušit, rozbít se, přestat fungovat, pokazit, zlomit, zlomit si, polámat se, pokazit se, pauza, přestávkaCzech
  • ødelægge, brække, stykke, bryde, krænke, itu, smadre, knuse, pauseDanish
  • kaputtgehen, brechen, kaputtmachen, aufbrechen, pausieren, zerbrechen, knacken, anbrechen, dämmern, Öffnung, Spalt, Break, Pause, BruchGerman
  • χαλάω, σπάω, διάλειμμαGreek
  • rompiĝi, rompi, paneiEsperanto
  • quebrar, romper, romperse, descomponerse, descomponer, cambiar, rupturaSpanish
  • hautsi, apurtu, puskatuBasque
  • خرد کردن, شکستن, خراب کردنPersian
  • särkeä, lopettaa, rikkoa, särkyä, lannistaa, ratkaista, murtaa, hajota, murtua, tiltata, tauko, kajahtaa, keskeyttää, taittaa, kertoa, breikata, pirstoa, alentaa, murskata, nujertaa, jakaa, kesyttää, kaataa, mennä rikki, hellittää, pysäyttää, muuttua, uutisoida, hajottaa, koittaa, murtautua, aloittaa, katkaista, särkeminen, särkyminen, rikkoutuminen, aukko, käänne, vastahyökkäys, aamunkoitto, pako, syötönmurto, murtaminen, rikkominen, väliaika, murros, aloituslyönti, aamunkoite, murtumaFinnish
  • se casser, casser, outrepasser, muer, battre, contre-attaquer, se rompre, rompre, briser, diviser, dégrader, riposter, se briser, pause, espace, ouvertureFrench
  • brekkeWestern Frisian
  • brisIrish
  • brisScottish Gaelic
  • crebar, quebrar, crebadura, quebraduraGalician
  • jokaGuaraní
  • brisheyManx
  • שבירה, נשבר, שבר, הפר, התקלקל, שְׁבִירָהHebrew
  • टूटनाHindi
  • elromlik, törik, eltör, eltörik, megtör, elront, tör, elkedvetlenít, megszeg, szünetHungarian
  • կոտրվել, ջարդվել, կոտրել, խախտել, ջարդել, փչանալ, փչացնելArmenian
  • ruptarIdo
  • skemma, brotna, brjóta, eyðileggjaIcelandic
  • rompere, rompersi, pausaItalian
  • 割る, ひびが入る, 折れる, 破壊, 休憩, 犯す, 壊れる, 壊す, 割れる, 散らばる, 砕く, 破る, ブレークを取る, ブレークする, 隙間, ブレーク, 割れ目Japanese
  • ტყდომა, მსხვრევა, მტვრევაGeorgian
  • сындыруKazakh
  • បាក់, បែកKhmer
  • 부수다, 쉬다, 부러지다, 깨다, 잔꾀부리다, 까발리다, 깨트리다, 부러뜨리다, 부서지다Korean
  • شکاندنKurdish
  • сындырууKyrgyz
  • frangere, cōnfringō, rumpō, frangōLatin
  • sulaužytiLithuanian
  • salauzt, beigties, paņemt pārtraukumu, lūzt, lauzt, pārkāpt, salūzt, lūzums, pārtraukums, lūšanaLatvian
  • whakararata, pekehāwani, whati, pōrutu, hotu, tūātea, puapuaMāori
  • кр́шиMacedonian
  • хагарахMongolian
  • breken, kapotgaan, kapotmaken, pauzeren, muteren, overtreden, stukgaan, stukmakenDutch
  • gå i stykkerNorwegian
  • fragar, esberlar, quebrarOccitan
  • złamać, złamać się, połamać się, łamać, rozbić się, rozbijać, przerwa, przełamaniePolish
  • romper, quebrar, desrespeitar, partir, estragar, violar, pausar, tempo, pausaPortuguese
  • llik'iyQuechua
  • rumper, romperRomansh
  • rupe, crăpa, frânge, sfărâma, fractură, pauză, întrerupere, rupere, ruptură, crăpătură, deschidereRomanian
  • наруша́ть, по́ртить, нару́шить, испо́ртить, слома́ться, лома́ть, лома́ться, разбива́ться, разби́ться, слома́ть, разоря́ть, [[делать]] [[перерыв]], разбива́ть, разби́ть, переры́в, разло́мRussian
  • lomiti, ломитиSerbo-Croatian
  • කඩනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • razbiti, zlomiti se, razbiti se, pokvariti se, zlomiti, prekršiti, pokvariti, odmorSlovene
  • thyen, thyejAlbanian
  • sönder, bryta, spränga, gå sönder, ha, avbryta, ta, avbrott, paus, break, brott, rastSwedish
  • kuvunjika, kuvunjaSwahili
  • இடைவெளிTamil
  • విరుచు, విరగగొట్టు, చెడిపోవు, విరామంTelugu
  • шикастанTajik
  • เลิก, แตกThai
  • gyrmak, dövmekTurkmen
  • kırılmak, kırmakTurkish
  • сындырыргаTatar
  • розби́ти, лама́ти, розбива́ти, злама́тиUkrainian
  • ٹوٹناUrdu
  • sindirmoq, buzmoqUzbek
  • làm bể, bị bểVietnamese

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