Definition Of break

noun

(chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction.

the flight broke to the right and formed a defensive circle

(of news or a scandal) suddenly become public.

since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters

(of the weather) change suddenly.

the weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky

a consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points.

a break of 83 put him in front for the first time

verb

a gap or opening.

the spectacular vistas occasionally offered by a break in the rain forest


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Example Of break

  • a break in continuity

  • A break in the crowd gave me a full view of her as she stepped briskly down the steps, with her small square leather bag in her hand.

  • a break in the valve was being repaired

  • a break in the weather

  • a break of 83 put him in front for the first time


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