What does Breaking mean?

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ˈbreɪ kɪŋBreak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakage, break, breakingnoun

    the act of breaking something

    "the breakage was unavoidable"

Wiktionary

  1. breakingnoun

    A change of a vowel to a diphthong

  2. breakingnoun

    A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones

  3. breakingnoun

    break dancing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breaking

    of Break

Freebase

  1. Breaking

    Breaking is a martial arts technique that is used in competition, demonstration and testing. Breaking is an action where a martial artist uses a striking surface to break one or more objects using the skills honed in their art form. The striking surface is usually a hand or a foot, but may also be a fingertip, toe, head, elbow, knuckle, or knee. The most common object is a piece of wood, though it is also common to break bricks or cinder blocks. Breaking can be often seen in karate, taekwondo and pencak silat, Spetsnaz are also known for board, and brick breaking, but not all styles of martial arts place equal emphasis on, or use, breaking. In styles where striking and kicking is less important and there is an emphasis on grappling or weaponry, breaking is less prominent. Traditional Japanese martial art schools place little, if any, emphasis on board-breaking, although the art of breaking objects was known as tameshiwari, while the similar practice of Tameshigiri or 'test cutting' is used in sword arts. Breaking is based on physics and selection of materials, and the most commonly seen breaking involves spaced, softwood boards. While very difficult to break even a piece of soft pine wood hitting against the grain, breaking is almost always done with the grain - which requires little skill or strength. The use of spacers means instead of breaking the entire stack at once, they break one at a time; each one helps break the next as little momentum is lost and gravity is helping. Because of this, breaking is primarily used as an advertising gimmick to woo potential customers.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breaking

    Breaking out stores or cargo in the hold. The act of extricating casks or other objects from the hold-stowage.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breaking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3424

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breaking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2710

How to pronounce Breaking?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Breaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Breaking in a Sentence

  1. Greta Rybus:

    I felt like I had stumbled onto a breaking news scene.

  2. The Olympic Committee:

    Implementing our strict position about the fight against doping, taken into account the documents we have received from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the ROC has disqualified Irina Maracheva and Anna Lukyanova for two years for breaking anti-doping rules.

  3. Denise Haight:

    It’s breaking our hearts to see the kindness, even when it comes to autism itself, cameron is different than the other children his age, but he is such a special little boy.

  4. Susie Coston:

    He's a bulky boy. If they are not neutered, you run the risk of them breaking into the herd, hurting someone.

  5. Amilcar Torcato:

    Camila Torcato was Camila Torcato, she had problems before, she had cancer, but she was a fighter, camila Torcato was Camila Torcato, shy, but very sweet ; my mind is filled with Camila Torcato memories. The distraught father, his voice breaking, told The Star he normally did not pick up his daughter from school.

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