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Overview of noun break

The noun break has 16 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (3) interruption, break

(some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")

2. (2) break, good luck, happy chance

(an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break")

3. (1) fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break

((geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust")

4. (1) rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out

(a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations")

5. (1) respite, recess, break, time out

(a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate")

6. (1) breakage, break, breaking

(the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable")

7. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

(a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)

8. fracture, break

(breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall")

9. break

(the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley")

10. break

(an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); "then there was a break in her voice")

11. break

(the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool)

12. break, break of serve

((tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set")

13. break, interruption, disruption, gap

(an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account")

14. break

(a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door")

15. open frame, break

(any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match")

16. break, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking

(an escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned")


Overview of adj broken

The adj broken has 13 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (16) broken

(physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken")

2. (1) broken

(not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs")

3. (1) broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low

(subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit")

4. broken, unkept

((especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts")

5. broken, broken in

(tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in")

6. broken, rugged

(topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground")

7. broken

(imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English")

8. broken, confused, disordered, upset

(thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset")

9. broken

(weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism")

10. broken, wiped out, impoverished

(destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family")

11. broken, busted

(out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted")

12. broken

(discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine")

13. broken

(lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia")

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