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- To end up in two or more pieces that can't easily be reassembled.
- If the vase falls to the floor, it might break.
- Of a bone, to crack or fracture through a sudden physical strain, such as a collision.
- Don't slip and break your leg.
- Then his fifth metatarsal broke.
- To stop functioning properly or altogether.
- On the hottest day of the year the fridge broke.
- To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily.
- Let's break for lunch.
- To win a game as receiver.
- He needs to break serve to win the match.
- To make the first shot.
- Is it your or my turn to break?
- To cause to end up in two or more pieces.
- I am going to break your mask.
- Of a bone, to cause to crack under physical strain.
- Don't try to break his neck.
- Of a bone, to fracture accidentally.
- Don't break your fingers playing basketball.
- To cause to malfunction or stop working altogether.
- Did you two break the trolley by racing with it?
- To cause a person or animal to lose his/her/its will, usually obtained by means of torture.
- You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
- America has used many forms of torture to break their POWs.
- To do that which is forbidden by (a rule or rules).
- When you go to Vancouver, promise me you won't break the law.
- To collapse into surf, after arriving in shallow water.
- To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a player's favor.
- Letting white have three extra queens would break chess.
- to disclose or make known an item of news etc
- to end
- The forecast says the hot weather will break by midweek
- To ruin financially.
- Local economic problems broke some smaller banks.
- To divide into smaller units.
- The wholesaler broke the container loads into palettes and boxes for local retailers.
- ''Can you break a hundred-dollar bill for me?
- to arrive
- Morning has broken.
- Dawn broke over the hills.
- An instance of breaking something into two pieces.
- The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.
- A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.
- The sun came out in a break in the clouds.
- A rest or pause, usually from work.
- Let’s take a five-minute break.
- A game won by the receiving player or players (when playing doubles).
- The first shot in a game of billiards
- The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table
- Place where waves break (ie. pitch or spill forward creating white water).
- 2005: The final break in the Greenmount area is Kirra Point. — coolangatta.net 
- A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue.
- The fiddle break was amazing, it was a pity the singer came back in on the wrong note.
- a change; the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather