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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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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. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player.

Antonyms

  • obstruct

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

10. 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))
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