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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To come apart; to make something come apart by force; to split or crack sharply into pieces. A rest or pause.

Usage examples (45)
  • From time to time, it's good to take a break from work and relax and have fun.
  • break a branch from a tree
  • He made a break for the open door
  • Then there was a break in her voice for more
Tutoring comment
  • He did not want to "brake" (use the brake, a device for slowing or stopping motion) when he came to the "break" (place where a separation occurs) in the road.
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