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break [ breyk ]
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: fissure, opening
Synonyms: breach, cleft, crack, discontinuity, disjunction, division, fracture, gap, gash, hole, rent, rift, rupture, schism, split, tear
Antonyms: association, attachment, binding, combination, fastening, juncture
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: interruption of activity
Synonyms: apnea, blow, breather, breathing space, caesura, coffee break, cutoff, downtime, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interval, lacuna, layoff, letup, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, suspension, ten, time off, time out
Antonyms: continuation, continuity
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: change from friendly to unfriendly relationship
Synonyms: alienation, altercation, breach, clash, difference of opinion, disaffection, dispute, divergence, estrangement, fight, misunderstanding, rift, rupture, schism, separation, split, trouble
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: lucky happening
Synonyms: accident, advantage, chance, favorable circumstances, fortune, good luck, luck, occasion, opening, opportunity, shot, show, stroke of luck, time
Antonyms: bad luck, misfortune
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: destroy; make whole into pieces
Synonyms: annihilate, batter, burst, bust, bust up, crack, crash, crush, damage, demolish, disintegrate, divide, eradicate, finish off, fracture, fragment, make hash of, make mincemeat of, part, pull to pieces, rend, separate, sever, shatter, shiver, smash, snap, splinter, split, tear, torpedo, total, trash*
Antonyms: attach, fasten, fix, join, mend, put together, secure
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: violate law
Synonyms: breach, contravene, disobey, disregard, infract, infringe, offend, renege on, transgress, violate
Antonyms: agree, obey
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: weaken, cause instability
Synonyms: bankrupt, bust, confound, confute, controvert, cow, cripple, declass, degrade, demerit, demoralize, demote, disconfirm, dispirit, disprove, downgrade, enervate, enfeeble, humiliate, impair, impoverish, incapacitate, pauperize, rebut, reduce, refute, ruin, subdue, tame, undermine
Antonyms: stabilize, strengthen
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop an action
Synonyms: abandon, cut, discontinue, give up, interrupt, pause, rest, suspend
Antonyms: allow, cause
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: tell news
Synonyms: announce, come out, communicate, convey, disclose, divulge, impart, inform, let out, make public, pass on, proclaim, reveal, tell, transmit
Antonyms: hide, keep quiet, secret
Main Entry: break
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: better a performance
Synonyms: beat, cap, exceed, excel, go beyond, outdo, outstrip, surpass, top
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