What does breaking mean?

Definitions for breaking
ˈbreɪ kɪŋbreak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakage, break, breaking(noun)

    the act of breaking something

    "the breakage was unavoidable"

Wiktionary

  1. breaking(Noun)

    A change of a vowel to a diphthong

  2. breaking(Noun)

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

  3. breaking(Noun)

    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.

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

How to pronounce breaking?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say breaking in sign language?

  1. breaking

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. Sudhir:

    India's Breaking News

  2. Jonathan Du:

    Theres definitely a sense of anxiety, when we were at the airport, you could see people breaking down, frantically on their phones. We were up for 24 hours just to get an answer from the airlines and the U.S. Consulate.

  3. Elizabeth Bowen:

    The heart may think it knows better the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.

  4. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    The United States and Russia said they are ready to make progress on the technical level to be able to check who is (responsible) for breaking the ceasefire.

  5. Katina Powell:

    Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.

Images & Illustrations of breaking

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