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1. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] terminate.

Synonyms

  • cut short
  • terminate
  • hold on
  • interrupt
  • break off
  • break short
  • suspend
  • stop
  • end

Antonyms

  • decentralise
  • clarify
  • focus
  • rejuvenate

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Break

  • partake
  • mistake
  • forsake
  • retake
  • remake
  • betake
  • steak
  • stake
  • spake
  • snake
  • shrake
  • schwake
  • schnake
  • schlake
  • quake
  • plake
  • opaque
  • flake
  • drake
  • brake
  • blake
  • awake
  • yake
  • wake
  • take
  • shake
  • shaikh
  • shaik
  • schake
  • sake

How do you pronounce break?

Pronounce break as breɪk.

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How to spell break? Is it breack? Or brak? Common misspellings are:

  • breack
  • brak

Sentences with break


1. Noun, singular or mass
Resolder if any break or seem loose.

2. Verb, base form
This will help you to organize your thoughts and break the positives and the negatives out for easy reading.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Although vinyl corner beads are easier to use, these beads sometimes crack or break during installation.

Quotes about break


1. Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?
- Max Muller

2. Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
- Morton Hunt

3. Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military.
- Garry Trudeau

2. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] become separated into pieces or fragments.

Synonyms

  • ladder
  • come apart
  • fall apart
  • split
  • run
  • bust
  • smash
  • burst
  • crack
  • change integrity
  • puncture
  • split up
  • separate
  • break up
  • fragmentize
  • fragment
  • crush
  • break open
  • fragmentise

Antonyms

  • occidentalize
  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate
  • dry

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] render inoperable or ineffective.

Synonyms

  • fail
  • give out
  • damage
  • go bad
  • give way
  • conk out
  • break down
  • go

Antonyms

  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise
  • naturalize

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments.

Synonyms

  • fall apart
  • dash
  • break in
  • smash
  • split up
  • shatter
  • separate
  • fracture
  • come apart

Antonyms

  • demythologize
  • discharge
  • nationalise
  • desensitize

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] ruin completely.

Synonyms

  • fall apart
  • destroy
  • wear out
  • bust
  • wear
  • break down

Antonyms

  • let out
  • diversify
  • buy
  • sameness

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Synonyms

  • sin
  • goof
  • disrespect
  • go against
  • drop the ball
  • contravene
  • violate
  • infract
  • intrude
  • conflict
  • trespass
  • boob
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • blunder
  • breach
  • offend

Antonyms

  • respect
  • implode
  • lack
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] move away or escape suddenly.

Synonyms

  • escape
  • break out
  • break away
  • break loose

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] prevent completion.

Synonyms

  • discontinue
  • bog
  • terminate
  • disrupt
  • bog down
  • interrupt
  • cut off
  • break off
  • end
  • fracture
  • stop

Antonyms

  • dehumanize
  • complicate
  • hydrogenate
  • unscramble

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up.

Synonyms

  • express emotion
  • burst
  • erupt

Antonyms

  • success
  • pay up
  • keep track
  • attend

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] scatter or part.

Synonyms

  • dissipate
  • disperse
  • scatter

Antonyms

  • louden
  • change
  • wake
  • be active

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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