Definition of BREAK

noun : BREAK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall" ;

  • 9. (

    ) the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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. (

    ) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool ;

  • 12. (

    ) (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set" ;

  • 14. (

    ) a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door" ;

  • 15. (

    ) any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match" ;

verb : BREAK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!" ;

  • 5. (

    ) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match" ;