To break is the act of damaging something.
Break may also refer to:
- Break (music), a percussion interlude or instrumental solo within a longer work of music
- Break key, a special key on computer keyboards
- Break or Break shot, the first shot meant to break the balls in snooker and billiards
- Break.com, a popular college humor website
- break, a computer language construct in programming to terminate a loop or enclosing scope early
- Brake (carriage) or break, a type of horse-drawn carriage used in the nineteenth and early 20th centuries
- Horse breaking, the process of training a horse to be ridden
- Break (Transformers) a fictional character in the Transformers universe. In Popular music a break is an Instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song derived from or related to Stop-time &ndash being The break key on Computer keyboards no longer has a well-defined purpose Snooker is a Cue sport that is played on a large Baize -covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long Breakcom (formerly Big-boyscom) is a humor website founded in 1998 that features comedy videos flash games and pictures among other In Computer programming a statement can be thought of as the smallest standalone element of an imperative Programming language. A brake, also spelled break, was a type of horse-drawn Carriage used in the nineteenth and early 20th centuries Horse breaking, sometimes called starting or gentling, refers to the process used by humans to get horses to let themselves be ridden or harnessed
- a recess or coffee break
- a vacation
- a station wagon
- In the Entertainment Business a Career Break is when artist makes a successful hit. For the book go to Coffee Break (book A coffee break is a daily social gathering for a Snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business Lists of holidays The words holiday or vacation have related meanings in different English-speaking countries and continents but will usually refer to one of A station wagon (or simply wagon) in American, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand usage and an estate car (or just estate
See also A bone fracture (sometimes abbreviated # or Fx or Fx) is a medical condition in which a Bone is cracked or broken " Break a leg " is a well-known saying in Theatre which means " good luck " Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defence or to protect an anchorage from the effects of Weather and Longshore drift. Breakdance, breaking, b-boying or b-girling is a Street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among
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- (intransitive) To end up in two or more pieces that can't easily be reassembled.
- (intransitive, transitive, medicine) Of a bone, to crack or fracture through a sudden physical strain, such as a collision.
- (intransitive) To stop functioning properly or altogether.
- (intransitive) To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily.
- (intransitive, tennis) To win a game as receiver.
- (intransitive, billiards, snooker, pool) To make the first shot.
- (transitive) To cause to end up in two or more pieces.
- (transitive, medicine, ergative) Of a bone, to cause to crack under physical strain.
- (transitive, medicine, ergative) Of a bone, to fracture accidentally.
- (transitive, ergative) To cause to malfunction or stop working altogether.
- (transitive) To cause a person or animal to lose his/her/its will, usually obtained by means of torture.
- (transitive) To do that which is forbidden by (a rule or rules).
- (intransitive, of a water wave) To collapse into surf, after arriving in shallow water.
- (transitive, gaming slang) To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a player's favor.
- (transitive, media, ergative) to disclose or make known an item of news etc
- (intransitive, of a storm or spell of weather) to end
- (transitive) To ruin financially.
- (transitive, US) To divide into smaller units.
- (intransitive, of dawn or morning) to arrive
- An instance of breaking something into two pieces.
- A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.
- A rest or pause, usually from work.
- (tennis) A game won by the receiving player or players (when playing doubles).
- (billiards, snooker, pool) The first shot in a game of billiards
- (snooker) The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table
- (surfing) Place where waves break (ie. pitch or spill forward creating white water).
- (music) A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue.
- (UK, weather) a change; the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather
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