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1. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration.

Synonyms

  • fleeting
  • duration
  • fugitive
  • momentaneous
  • short-term
  • short-dated
  • short-run
  • truncated
  • short-range
  • short and sweet
  • abbreviated
  • momentary
  • length
  • clipped
  • shortened

Antonyms

  • smart
  • outside
  • distant
  • intelligible

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Break Short

  • underreport
  • transport
  • misreport
  • teleport
  • vanwart
  • vancourt
  • valcourt
  • rancourt
  • precourt
  • jeancourt
  • extort
  • distort
  • contort
  • consort
  • comport
  • support
  • resort
  • report
  • purport
  • mccourt
  • mccort
  • laporte
  • laforte
  • import
  • exhort
  • escort
  • deport
  • cavort
  • athwart
  • zwart

2. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length.

Synonyms

  • sawed-off
  • sawn-off
  • curtal
  • truncate
  • short-snouted
  • snub
  • shortish
  • telescoped
  • short-range
  • truncated
  • stubby
  • abbreviated
  • close
  • length
  • shortened

Antonyms

  • distributed
  • thin
  • thinness
  • narrow

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. short

adjective. ['ˈʃɔrt'] low in stature; not tall.

Synonyms

  • stumpy
  • height
  • thickset
  • squab
  • thick
  • low
  • squabby
  • runty
  • chunky
  • half-length
  • pint-size
  • heavyset
  • compact
  • stature
  • squat
  • sawed-off
  • sawn-off
  • little
  • stocky
  • low-set
  • squatty
  • pint-sized
  • dumpy

Antonyms

  • high
  • unabridged
  • loose
  • decompress

Etymology

  • short (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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))
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