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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 Down

  • abbottstown
  • abbotstown
  • run-down
  • mcquown
  • facedown
  • downtown
  • uptown
  • renown
  • mcgown
  • mccown
  • mccoun
  • frown
  • drown
  • crowne
  • crown
  • clown
  • browne
  • brown
  • towne
  • town
  • shoun
  • noun
  • lown
  • gown
  • downe
  • around

Sentences with break-down


1. Noun Phrase
The natural oils in the peanut butter break down the sap and makes it easier to remove.

2. Noun Phrase
Cover the pan with a lid to allow steam to build and help break down the onions.

3. Noun Phrase
Decomposers are important in the ecosystem because they break down dead materials that still contain sources of energy.

4. Noun Phrase
The clods will break down and absorb the water.

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. down

adverb. ['ˈdaʊn'] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Synonyms

  • downward
  • downwardly

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • up

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

10. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

Synonyms

  • set
  • downbound
  • thrown
  • descending
  • behind
  • downfield
  • downward
  • weak
  • low
  • fallen

Antonyms

  • high
  • up
  • night school
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)
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