Definition of break
from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time
out to recuperate"
the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial
breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
act in disregard
of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws
of humanity"; "violate the basic laws
civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse
to break"; "I broke
in the new intern"
in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
in the ranks of the enemy
or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
do a break
dance; "Kids were break-dancing at the street
happen; "Report the news
as it develops"; "These political
movements recrudesce from time
sharply; "stock prices broke"