break

Part of speech: verb

To make bankrupt.

Part of speech: verb

To separate into parts or fragments, as by a blow; rupture; shatter.

Part of speech: verb

To fail to keep; violate; transgress.

Part of speech: verb

To degrade, as a military or naval officer; cashier.

Part of speech: verb

To disclose cautiously, as ill tidings.

Part of speech: verb

To reduce to discipline; tame.

Part of speech: verb

To become fractured, as by a blow; part; burst.

Part of speech: verb

To change suddenly; dawn, as the day; begin.

Part of speech: verb

To fail; become bankrupt.

Part of speech: adjective

Breakable.

Part of speech: noun

A breach; interruption.

Part of speech: noun

A starting or opening out; as, the break of day.

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Usage examples "break":

  1. Why did you break it off? - "The After House", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. Or would he too break down and cry out as he had heard the others? - "The Flamingo Feather", Kirk Munroe.
  3. Just one thing after another, to break my back. - "The Iron Furrow", George C. Shedd.