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General dictionaries General (37 matching dictionaries)
  1. break, break: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. break: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. break: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. break: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. break, break: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. break: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Break, break: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. break: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Break: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. break: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. break: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. break: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. break: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. break (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. break: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. break: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. break, break: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Break (Bottom episode), Break (Three Days Grace song), Break (Transformers), Break (album), Break (music), Break (snooker), Break (song), Break (surfing), Break (work), Break: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. break: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Break: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. break: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. break: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. break: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. break: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. Break (school): Britih-American Dictionary [home, info]
  26. break: MyWord.info [home, info]
  27. break: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  28. Break: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  29. break: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  30. break: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  31. break: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  32. break: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  33. break: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  34. break: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  35. break: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: Epicurus.com Tea Glossary [home, info]
  2. break: Essentials of Music [home, info]
  3. Break: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  4. break: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (14 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. break: Webster's New World Finance & Investment Dictionary [home, info]
  3. break: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  4. break: E-Commerce and Marketing Dictionary of Terms [home, info]
  5. break: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  6. Break: bizterms.net [home, info]
  7. Break: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  8. Break: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  9. Break: Harvey Financial [home, info]
  10. Break: Futures and Options Market Terminology [home, info]
  11. Break: Investopedia [home, info]
  12. break: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  13. Break: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  14. Break: WashingtonPost.com: Business [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. break: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. break: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. break: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]
  2. BREAK: GreenWeb Gardening Glossary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: Totally Unofficial Rap [home, info]
  2. break: The Folk File [home, info]
  3. The Break, The Break: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: Backgammon [home, info]
  2. Break: Cat Terms [home, info]
  3. Break: Croquet [home, info]
  4. Break: Tennis Glossary [home, info]
  5. Break, break: Sports Terms [home, info]
  6. Break, break, break, break, break: Hickok Sports Glossaries [home, info]
  7. break: Golfer's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Break: Sports Definitions [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Book Binding [home, info]
  2. Break: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  3. break: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]
  4. BREAK: Lake and Water Word Glossary [home, info]
  5. break: Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary [home, info]
  6. break: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (break)

noun:  an escape from jail ("The breakout was carefully planned")
noun:  a sudden dash ("He made a break for the open door")
noun:  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity ("It was presented without commercial breaks")
noun:  (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving ("He was up two breaks in the second set")
noun:  the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
noun:  an unexpected piece of good luck ("He finally got his big break")
noun:  the occurrence of breaking ("The break in the dam threatened the valley")
noun:  any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare ("The break in the eighth frame cost him the match")
noun:  the act of breaking something ("The breakage was unavoidable")
noun:  some abrupt occurrence that interrupts ("There was a break in the action when a player was hurt")
noun:  breaking of hard tissue such as bone ("The break seems to have been caused by a fall")
noun:  a pause from doing something (as work) ("We took a 10-minute break")
noun:  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) ("They hoped to avoid a break in relations")
noun:  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
noun:  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
verb:  move away or escape suddenly ("Nobody can break out--this prison is high security")
verb:  change directions suddenly
verb:  invalidate by judicial action
verb:  of the male voice in puberty ("His voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir")
verb:  render inoperable or ineffective
verb:  interrupt a continued activity
verb:  cause the failure or ruin of ("This play will either make or break the playwright")
verb:  happen or take place ("Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months")
verb:  come forth or begin from a state of latency
verb:  give up ("Break cigarette smoking")
verb:  cause to give up a habit
verb:  vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
verb:  come to an end
verb:  become separated into pieces or fragments
verb:  destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
verb:  happen
verb:  weaken or destroy in spirit or body
verb:  prevent completion ("Break off the negociations")
verb:  change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
verb:  come into being
verb:  find the solution or key to ("Break the code")
verb:  find a flaw in ("Break an alibi")
verb:  undergo breaking
verb:  interrupt the flow of current in ("Break a circuit")
verb:  be released or become known; of news
verb:  diminish or discontinue abruptly
verb:  pierce or penetrate
verb:  become punctured or penetrated
verb:  break a piece from a whole ("Break a branch from a tree")
verb:  go to pieces
verb:  ruin completely
verb:  fall sharply
verb:  separate from a clinch, in boxing
verb:  make the opening shot that scatters the balls
verb:  destroy the completeness of a set of related items ("The book dealer would not break the set")
verb:  exchange for smaller units of money ("I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy")
verb:  force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up ("Break into tears")
verb:  be broken in ("If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress")
verb:  curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
verb:  emerge from the surface of a body of water
verb:  scatter or part
verb:  make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
verb:  enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
verb:  terminate ("Break a lucky streak")
verb:  surpass in excellence ("Break a record")
verb:  fracture a bone of
verb:  make submissive, obedient, or useful ("The horse was tough to break")
verb:  reduce to bankruptcy ("My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!")
verb:  fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
verb:  become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
verb:  cease an action temporarily ("Let's break for lunch")
verb:  do a break dance ("Kids were break-dancing at the street corner")
verb:  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
verb:  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
verb:  lessen in force or effect ("Break a fall")
verb:  break down, literally or metaphorically
verb:  act in disregard of laws and rules ("Break a law")
verb:  stop operating or functioning
verb:  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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Phrases that include break:   break in, break up, break away, tax break, break open, more...

Words similar to break:   respite, bankrupt, better, breach, breakage, break-dance, breaking, breakout, broke, broken, bump, burst, bust, check, collapse, crack, damp, dampen, declare, demote, more...


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