A lot of thesaurus - A little bit dictionary


Overview of verb break
1. interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

2. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

3. break -- (render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!")

4. break, bust -- (ruin completely; "He busted my radio!")

5. break -- (destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match")

6. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

7. break, break out, break away -- (move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security")

8. break -- (scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour")

9. break, burst, erupt -- (force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger")

10. break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

11. break in, break -- (enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?")

12. break in, break -- (make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern")

13. violate, go against, break -- (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax")

14. better, break -- (surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record")

15. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")

16. break -- (come into being; "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air")

17. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down -- (stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident")

18. break, break away -- (interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns")

19. break -- (make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke")

20. break -- (curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke")

21. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break -- (lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall")

22. break -- (be broken in; "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress")

23. break -- (come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday")

24. break -- (vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas")

25. break -- (cause to give up a habit; "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes")

26. break -- (give up; "break cigarette smoking")

27. break -- (come forth or begin from a state of latency; "The first winter storm broke over New York")

28. break -- (happen or take place; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months")

29. break -- (cause the failure or ruin of; "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright")

30. break -- (invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken")

31. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up")

32. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs -- (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant")

33. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash -- (reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him")

34. break -- (change directions suddenly)

35. break -- (emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke")

36. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice")

37. break dance, break-dance, break -- (do a break dance; "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner")

38. break -- (exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy")

39. break, break up -- (destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set")

40. break -- (make the opening shot that scatters the balls)

41. break -- (separate from a clinch, in boxing; "The referee broke the boxers")

42. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart -- (go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely")

43. break, break off, snap off -- (break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree")

44. break -- (become punctured or penetrated; "The skin broke")

45. break -- (pierce or penetrate; "The blade broke her skin")

46. break, get out, get around -- (be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning")

47. pause, intermit, break -- (cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch")

48. break -- (interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit")

49. break -- (undergo breaking; "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages")

50. break -- (find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof")

51. break -- (find the solution or key to; "break the code")

52. break -- (change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children")

53. break, recrudesce, develop -- (happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time")

54. crack, check, break -- (become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated")

55. break -- (crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir")

56. break -- (fall sharply; "stock prices broke")

57. fracture, break -- (fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey")

58. break -- (diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient's fever broke last night")

59. break -- (weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death")

Overview of adj broken
1. broken -- (physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken")

2. broken -- (not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs")

3. broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low -- (subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit")

4. broken, unkept -- ((especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts")

5. broken, broken in -- (tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in")

6. broken, rugged -- (topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground")

7. broken -- (imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English")

8. broken, confused, disordered, upset -- (thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset")

9. broken -- (weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism")

10. broken, wiped out, impoverished -- (destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family")

11. broken, busted -- (out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted")

12. broken -- (discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine")

13. broken -- (lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia")

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