Break synonyms Category: Part of speech:
To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
A narrow break, crack, or other opening in a rock, usually made by cracking or splitting. Used other than as an idiom: see come, apart.
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
(--- Logic) The relation between the alternatives of a disjunctive proposition
To move and strike or collide suddenly, noisily, and violently:
A cleaving, splitting, or dividing
Fortunate change or event: often plural
(Intransitive, computing, graphical user interface) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element.
A single thickness of a split hide.
A breakdown in operation or function
An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect: (Intransitive, sports) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.
To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color
To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
Dissect is defined as to cut apart piece by piece, or to closely examine.
To cut or divide into slices:
To detach is defined as to separate from, or to send on a special mission.
To divide is defined as to separate into two or more parts.
To hit or propel with great force:
The act of causing or trying to cause a split or division in a church
An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skin.
A chance for progress or advancement, as in a career.
The definition of an altercation is a verbal fight between people.
To break apart; separate; part; split
To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
(Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
To perforate or pierce with a sharp point
The definition of separate is to pull apart, disconnect or divide.
To break or tame (a horse).
(Computers) To stop functioning due to a crash.
Shiver is defined as to shake or tremble.
To break or separate (something) into fragments.
To break or become broken into fragments. (Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
Provision of support or livelihood:
A short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or reading
The act of breaching the law; contravening a duty or right.
(Rare) To go, come, or get down
To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.
To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
(Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture) (Law) Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To break or separate into pieces.
To fall into small fragments or pieces; disintegrate:
To burst is defined as to break apart suddenly and with force.
(Idiomatic) To feel emotionally devastated; to break down. To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.
Alternative spelling of cave in. (Idiomatic) To make or become more compact by folding.
(Idiomatic, UK) To get into trouble, to have an accident or mishap, to go off the rails.
To break (a law or agreement); fail to observe the terms of; violate
(Law) To effect a discontinuance of (a suit)
To bring into view; uncover
To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
To divulge is defined as to disclose information or share private information.
To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state: Used other than as an idiom: see wear,"Ž down.
To occur is to happen or to be found.
The definition of a dispute is a disagreement among people. Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.
To separate from a main body; detach:
To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.
To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
To cause to learn by example or experience:
To come about as a consequence; result:
Of, or having the nature of, a traitor; treacherous; faithless
An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.
The act or process of cutting off.
Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause. (Biochemistry) destructive metabolism, usually including the release of energy and breakdown of materials
comminution (Traumatology) Fracture of a bone site in multiple pieces (at least three); crumbling.
The process of breaking down organic material, such as dead plant or animal tissue, into smaller molecules that are available for use by the organisms of an ecosystem. Decomposition is carried on by bacteria, fungi, protists, worms, and certain other organisms.
Lack of continuity, logical sequence, or cohesion.
The act or process of disintegrating.
Dissolution is defined as ending or breaking apart.
(Computers) The scattering of parts of a file or files throughout a storage device, as when the operating system breaks up the file and fits it into the spaces left vacant by previously deleted files.
An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach:
A break where a part is missing or lost, as in a manuscript; gap in a sequence; lacuna
Violation of a copyright, patent, or trademark.
The definition of an intermission is a brief pause during two periods of activity.
A suspension of governmental or administrative functions; period without the usual ruler, governor, etc.
A small or narrow space between things or parts; crevice
The definition of a lacuna is a space where something is missing.
A liquidating or being liquidated
An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official.
malversation Corrupt behaviour, illegitimate activity, especially by someone in authority
(Law) Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, such as using symbols like the Red Cross or white flag to gain proximity to an enemy for purposes of attack. A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests.
Forbearance or delay, as granted in the payment of a debt.
The act of cutting, dividing, or splitting, or the state of being cut, divided, or split; separation; fission
The definition of a transgression is an act that goes past set limits or breaks a law.
The composing of a dental amalgam by mortar and pestle.
To become different; change; vary
To reduce to or separate into atoms.
To hit or strike violently and repeatedly.
To fail to find or remember something:
To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
To be overcome or submerged by a wave or surge of water.
To hurt, especially psychologically.
(Tennis) To hit (a ball) in a short, soft shot with backspin
To reduce to powder; pulverize.
To make known; give (information, signals, or messages)
To crush (paper, for example) with sharp snapping sounds.
To make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability
To mix with a little of another substance
To break up or separate into basic components or parts
To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control:
To refuse or fail to obey
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
A taxonomic classification within the plant kingdom that ranks immediately above a class and corresponds to a phylum in other kingdoms.
To break loose from confinement; get free:
To be discharged or let out, as gas or steam from an engine
To form a crack or cleft or cause a crack or cleft in.
To pass swiftly away; vanish:
To bring from a compact to an extended position; unfold:
A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form . The fraction a/ b 1 / 2 , which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar.
To divide into separate parts or sections:
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
To grant a share of; bestow:
(Intransitive) Become poor.
After the beginning of something.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To deviate from a prescribed or accepted way:
In bankruptcy or insolvency, to terminate a business by the sale of its assets to pay its liabilities.
To bring into a specified condition by soothing and reassuring
So as to be or keep away, at a distance, to a side, etc. Present participle of . open
(Intransitive) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
To penetrate is to pass into or through something.
To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
To cut a way through (water)
Point is defined as to gesture in the direction of someone or something. (American) Alternative spelling of . pulverise
(Archaic) To break, split, tear, or the like
To bring or reduce to ruin
To withdraw formally from membership in, or association with, a group, organization, etc., esp. a political group
To load or weight with shot.
To get loose or away from (a restraint, pursuer, etc.); become free of
To break off in layers parallel to a surface
To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. In common law, a legal suit for injuries resulting from an instance of the first definition. To enter upon property without permission, either actual or constructive.
To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder; pulverize.
To change into vapor, as by heating or spraying
Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
Binding is defined as an action or something that ties together, attaches or holds down.
The definition of continuity refers to something occurring in an uninterrupted state, or on a steady and ongoing basis.
A taking up or beginning again after an interruption; resumption
The condition resulting from bad fortune or ill luck:
To repair (something broken, torn, or worn); restore to good condition; make whole; fix
To put into a stable or unalterable form:
To make (a person or thing) part of; join
Fasten is defined as to join one thing to another, or to secure.
To keep up in a race or contest:
To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
To make or keep secret. [from late 16th c.]
To be guided by; submit to the control of
To accept or support a policy or program: (Intransitive) To become stable.
The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle
any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
Things or quantity broken (Music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones
break of serve
(tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
A short break from work or play.
A severing or cutting off; in criminal law the process of bringing a particular charge out of many so that only one issue, or a few closely related ones, is before the jury at a time, while reserving the right to bring other charges later; the separating of the claims of two or more parties for any of a number of reasons; the ending of a joint tenancy.
A disagreement; a quarrel:
an unexpected piece of good luck
The definition of a fault is a weakness in the rock strata that can shift and create an earthquake.
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Suspension is defined as a time period during which something temporarily stops or is put on hold.
make submissive, obedient, or useful (Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be. To remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping
(Physics) To decrease the amplitude of (an oscillating system).
(Intransitive) To become soft or softer
(Educ.) To get a grade of failure; not pass Of a geographic area, to become unsafe.
To mold, stamp, cut, or shape with a die
(Of an implement, a limb, a machine, etc.) To break down, get out of order, fail.
To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run:
To suspend an activity; cease.
To take off the wrapping of; open or undo (something wrapped)
To lay open ( to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected To make a gift of (something).
be released or become known; of news
To a greater extent or degree:
break a piece from a whole (Now chiefly UK dialectal) To ward off; prevent from approaching or entering; drive off; repel.
To throw forth lava, water, steam, etc., as a volcano or geyser
(Intransitive) To collapse inwards.
To offer in good faith; pledge:
Founder means when a ship fills with water and sinks. To become separated, literally or figuratively
To reduce in grade, rank, or status:
To bump is defined as to collide lightly. (Now rare) Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
To comb (hair, for example) away from a dividing line, as on the scalp.
To offend is to do something offensive to someone, or to break a civil or religious law. To be contrary to a trend, feeling or principle. (Second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
To remain in a state or condition; stay:
To make (a church, synagogue, or temple, for example) no longer consecrated.
To cause to be no longer accustomed ( to something); rid of a habit
flukiness The property of being fluky.
The state or quality of being indeterminate
The period of time between; meantime
Things to be repaired by sewing, darning, patching, etc.
Any of the distinct, numbered sections of a course, each including a tee, fairway, and green A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
The definition of a combination is something created by joining or mixing two or more people or things together, or a series of numbers used to open a lock. (Intransitive, informal) to fall fast asleep; to sleep soundly Synonym Study
, the splitting of wood, bone, etc. into long, thin, sharp pieces: all of these terms are used figuratively to imply great force or damage to break one's heart, smash one's hopes, crush the opposition, shatter one's nerves, etc.
, the breaking of a hard or rigid substance, as bone or rock
, separation lengthwise, as along the direction of the grain or layers
, incomplete separation of parts or a sharp, snapping noise in breaking
, sudden fragmentation and a scattering of pieces
suggests a crumpling or pulverizing pressure
add connotations of suddenness, violence, and noise
, the most general of these terms, expresses their basic idea of separating into pieces as a result of impact, stress, etc.
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