Another word for break


break - the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

break - the occurrence of breaking

Example:- the break in the dam threatened the valley

break, breakage, breaking - the act of breaking something

Example:- the breakage was unavoidable

break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

Example:- the telephone is an annoying interruption

break, fracture - breaking of hard tissue such as bone

Example:- it was a nasty fracture

break, open frame - any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

Example:- the break in the eighth frame cost him the match

break, good luck, happy chance - an unexpected piece of good luck

Example:- he finally got his big break

break, breakout, gaolbreak, jailbreak, prison-breaking, prisonbreak - an escape from jail

Example:- the breakout was carefully planned

break, disruption, gap, interruption - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

Example:- it was presented without commercial breaks

break - an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

Example:- then there was a break in her voice

break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

break - a sudden dash

Example:- he made a break for the open door

breach, break, falling out, rift, rupture, severance - a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

Example:- they hoped to avoid a break in relations

break, recess, respite, time out - a pause from doing something (as work)

Example:- we took a 10-minute break

break, break of serve - (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

Example:- he was up two breaks in the second set

break, fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Example:- they built it right over a geological fault


break - weaken or destroy in spirit or body

Example:- His resistance was broken

break - vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

Example:- The flat plain was broken by tall mesas

break - undergo breaking

Example:- The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages

break, interrupt - terminate

Example:- She interrupted her pregnancy

better, break - surpass in excellence

Example:- She bettered her own record

break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad - stop operating or functioning

Example:- The engine finally went

break - separate from a clinch, in boxing

Example:- The referee broke the boxers

break - scatter or part

Example:- The clouds broke after the heavy downpour

break, bust - ruin completely

Example:- He busted my radio!

break - render inoperable or ineffective

Example:- You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!

bankrupt, break, ruin, smash - reduce to bankruptcy

Example:- My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!

break, break off, discontinue, stop - prevent completion

Example:- stop the project

break - pierce or penetrate

Example:- The blade broke her skin

break, break away, break out - move away or escape suddenly

Example:- The horses broke from the stable

break - make the opening shot that scatters the balls

break, break in - make submissive, obedient, or useful

Example:- The horse was tough to break

break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Example:- The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold

break - make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing

Example:- The ranks broke

break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken - lessen in force or effect

Example:- soften a shock

break - invalidate by judicial action

Example:- The will was broken

break - interrupt the flow of current in

Example:- break a circuit

break, break away - interrupt a continued activity

Example:- She had broken with the traditional patterns

break - happen or take place

Example:- Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months

break, develop, recrudesce - happen

Example:- Report the news as it develops

break, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out - go to pieces

Example:- The lawn mower finally broke

break - give up

Example:- break cigarette smoking

break, fracture - fracture a bone of

Example:- I broke my foot while playing hockey

break, burst, erupt - force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

Example:- break into tears

break - find the solution or key to

Example:- break the code

break - find a flaw in

Example:- break an alibi

break - fall sharply

Example:- stock prices broke

break, go against, violate - fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

Example:- This sentence violates the rules of syntax

break - exchange for smaller units of money

Example:- I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy

break, break in - enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

Example:- Someone broke in while I was on vacation

break - emerge from the surface of a body of water

Example:- The whales broke

break, break-dance, break dance - do a break dance

Example:- Kids were break-dancing at the street corner

break, break up, part, separate, split, split up - discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Example:- The business partners broke over a tax question

break - diminish or discontinue abruptly

Example:- The patient's fever broke last night

break - destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

Example:- He broke the glass plate

break, break up - destroy the completeness of a set of related items

Example:- The book dealer would not break the set

break - curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

Example:- The surf broke

break - crack; of the male voice in puberty

Example:- his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir

break - come to an end

Example:- The heat wave finally broke yesterday

break - come into being

Example:- light broke over the horizon

break - come forth or begin from a state of latency

Example:- The first winter storm broke over New York

break - change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

Example:- Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children

break - change directions suddenly

break, intermit, pause - cease an action temporarily

Example:- We pause for station identification

break - cause to give up a habit

Example:- She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes

break - cause the failure or ruin of

Example:- His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage

break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way - break down, literally or metaphorically

Example:- The wall collapsed

break, break off, snap off - break a piece from a whole

Example:- break a branch from a tree

break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up - become separated into pieces or fragments

Example:- The figurine broke

break - become punctured or penetrated

Example:- The skin broke

break, check, crack - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

Example:- The glass cracked when it was heated

break, get around, get out - be released or become known; of news

Example:- News of her death broke in the morning

break - be broken in

Example:- If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress

break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate - assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

Example:- She was demoted because she always speaks up

breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Example:- offend all laws of humanity

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Source : WordNet