What does breaking mean?

Definitions for breaking
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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British National Corpus

  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. Michael Fitzpatrick:

    I'm concerned about being able to provide fully for my son, my way of breaking the cycle is to just be there for him and to show him everything of what should be done also to show him what shouldn't be done. That way I feel I can put morals in him at a young age.

  2. Adam Mosseri:

    Regulation is important and necessary, but I'm not convinced breaking us up is the right path. Would love to chat about it if you're open.

  3. Asad Ali:

    There are a lot of mobs outside and they are running around with rods breaking windows and destroying vehicles. We aren't able to leave our houses. They are pelting stones as well.

  4. Mary Lou Cook:

    Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

  5. Chris Sale:

    Those are the one's you don't lose sleep over, honestly, that's not a home-run pitch. He's not suppose to hit that ball out. That was me verus him and he won. Not too many guys can get to that. It's not like I hung a breaking ball or threw right it now the middle, he earned it. Vázquez tied it at 2 on his seventh-inning homer off Collin McHugh, who has allowed just two earned runs in his last 38 2/3 innings, Alex Verdugos tripled when the ball got past a diving Manuel Margot in center in the second and scored on Vázquez’s single. Vázquez made a nice scoop on Devers' thrown and tagged out Joey Wendle as he tried to score on Randy Arozarena's seventh-inning grounder. Cash called it a.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. fluster
    • B. abrade
    • C. caddie
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