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

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  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

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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. The Dyersburg Police Department:

    The gunfire was close with officers hearing tree limbs breaking from the rounds being fired in the wooded lot between the officers and Ewell Street.

  2. Domingo Cavallo:

    Each peso [or dollar] is a contract between the government and the peso holder. That contract guarantees that each peso -- as a unit of value that the holder has worked hard to get -- will be worth as much tomorrow as today. If the government breaks the contract, it's breaking the law. The only role of government in the economy should be to guarantee the integrity of market transactions.

  3. Vanaja Devi Vimalaretnam:

    I saw everything burning, including the vans and bikes parked outside, then we tried our best to save the people inside by breaking the walls.

  4. Keishia Thorpe:

    The first person that came to my mind was my grandmother. And that was when I started breaking down.I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness is she seeing this? Can she see this?’ I just wished that she was able to be there in that moment with me.

  5. Cody Hall:

    The governor, who has a record ... the lowest unemployment rate, record-breaking job and investment numbers, even during a global pandemic, compare that to a failed politician now, who is attacking 7,500 jobs coming to a local community, who is attacking state involvement in economic development and who has built a career in outsourcing American jobs to countries overseas.

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