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Breake vs. Break — Which is Correct Spelling?

Edited by Tayyaba Rehman — By Fiza Rafique — Updated on March 28, 2024
"Breake" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Break," which means to separate into pieces or interrupt continuity.
Breake vs. Break — Which is Correct Spelling?

Which is correct: Breake or Break

How to spell Break?


Incorrect Spelling


Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Remember: "Break" has the same spelling as "steak," not "steake."
Visualize: A breaking wave, without an 'e' at the end.
Mnemonic: “No ‘e’ in the break we take.”
Think: "Break a plate, not a plate-e."
Associate: "Break" like "brake" in a car, not "breake."

How Do You Spell Break Correctly?

Incorrect: She wants to breake her bad habits.
Correct: She wants to break her bad habits.
Incorrect: Can we breake for lunch soon?
Correct: Can we break for lunch soon?
Incorrect: I need to take a breake from studying.
Correct: I need to take a break from studying.
Incorrect: The car wouldn't breake in time to avoid the accident.
Correct: The car wouldn't break in time to avoid the accident.
Incorrect: It's hard to breake old patterns.
Correct: It's hard to break old patterns.

Break Definitions

To separate into parts or pieces.
He decided to break the chocolate bar.
To surpass or penetrate.
The news will break tomorrow.
A fortunate opportunity.
He got his big break in Hollywood.
To render nonfunctional.
She managed to break the new toy.
Separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain
The rope broke with a loud snap
Windows in the street were broken by the blast
Interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course)
The new government broke the pattern of growth
His concentration was broken by a sound
Fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement)
The council says it will prosecute traders who break the law
A legally binding contract which can only be broken by mutual consent
Crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of
The idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them
(of the weather) change suddenly, especially after a fine spell
The weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky
(of news or a scandal) suddenly become public
Since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters
(chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction
Mitchell won possession and broke quickly, allowing Hughes to score
An interruption of continuity or uniformity
The magazine has been published without a break since 1950
A pause in work or during an activity or event
I need a break from mental activity
A coffee break
Those returning to work after a career break
A gap or opening
The track bends left through a break in the hedge
He stopped to wait for a break in the traffic
An instance of breaking something, or the point where something is broken
He was stretchered off with a break to the leg
A rush or dash in a particular direction, especially by an attacking player or team
Norwich scored on a rare break with 11 minutes left
An opportunity or chance, especially one leading to professional success
He got his break as an entertainer on a TV music hall show
A consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points
A break of 83 put him in front for the first time
A bud or shoot sprouting from a stem.
Former term for breaking cart
Another term for brake
To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting
Break crackers for a baby.
To separate into components or parts
Broke the work into discrete tasks.
To snap off or detach
Broke a twig from the tree.
To cause to undergo a fracture of (a bone, for example)
The impact of the fall broke his leg.
To experience a fracture in (a bone, for example)
I broke my wrist when skateboarding.
To crack without separating into pieces
Broke the mirror.
To destroy the completeness of (a group of related items)
Broke the set of books by giving some away.
To exchange for smaller monetary units
Break a dollar.
To vary or disrupt the uniformity or continuity of
A plain that was broken by low hills.
Caught the ball without breaking stride.
(Electricity) To render (a circuit) inoperative by disruption; open.
To open (a shotgun or similar firearm) at the breech, as for loading or cleaning.
To force or make a way through; puncture or penetrate
The blade barely broke the skin.
To part or pierce the surface of
A dolphin breaking water.
To produce (a sweat) copiously on the skin, as from exercise.
To force one's way out of; escape from
Break jail.
To make or bring about by cutting or forcing
Break a trail through the woods.
To find an opening or flaw in
They couldn't break my alibi.
To find the solution or key to; uncover the basic elements and arrangement of
Break a code.
Break a spy ring.
To make known, as news
Break a story.
To surpass or outdo
Broke the league's home-run record.
To overcome or put an end to, especially by force or strong opposition
Break a deadlock in negotiations.
Break a strike.
(Sports) To win a game on (an opponent's service), as in tennis.
To lessen the force or effect of
Break a fall.
To render useless or inoperative
We accidentally broke the radio.
To weaken or destroy, as in spirit or health; overwhelm with adversity
"For a hero loves the world till it breaks him" (William Butler Yeats).
To cause the ruin or failure of (an enterprise, for example)
Indiscretion broke both marriage and career.
To reduce in rank; demote.
To cause to be without money or to go into bankruptcy.
To fail to fulfill; cancel
Break an engagement.
To fail to conform to; violate
Break the speed limit.
(Law) To cause (a will) to be invalidated because of inconsistency with state inheritance laws or as a result of other legal insufficiency.
To give up (a habit).
To cause to give up a habit
They managed to break themselves of smoking.
To train to obey; tame
The horse was difficult to break.
To become separated into pieces or fragments.
To become cracked or split.
To become fractured
His arm broke from the fall.
To become unusable or inoperative
The television broke.
To give way; collapse
The scaffolding broke during the storm.
To burst
The blister broke.
To intrude
They broke in upon our conversation.
To filter in or penetrate
Sunlight broke into the room.
To scatter or disperse; part
The clouds broke after the storm.
(Games) To make the opening shot that scatters the grouped balls in billiards or pool.
(Sports) To separate from a clinch in boxing.
(Sports) To win a game on the opponent's service, as in tennis
Broke twice in the first set.
To move away or escape suddenly
Broke from his grip and ran off.
To come forth or begin from a state of latency; come into being or emerge
A storm was breaking over Miami. Crocuses broke from the soil.
To emerge above the surface of water.
To become known or noticed
The big story broke on Friday.
To change direction or move suddenly
The quarterback broke to the left to avoid a tackler.
(Baseball) To curve near or over the plate
The pitch broke away from the batter.
To change suddenly from one tone quality or musical register to another
His voice broke into a falsetto.
(Linguistics) To undergo breaking.
To change to a gait different from the one set. Used of a horse.
To interrupt or cease an activity
We'll break for coffee at ten.
To discontinue an association, an agreement, or a relationship
The partners broke over a financial matter. One hates to break with an old friend.
To diminish or discontinue abruptly
The fever is breaking.
To diminish in or lose physical or spiritual strength; weaken or succumb
Their good cheer broke after repeated setbacks.
To decrease sharply in value or quantity
Stock prices broke when the firm suddenly announced layoffs.
To come to an end
The cold spell broke yesterday.
To collapse or crash into surf or spray
Waves that were breaking along the shore.
(Informal) To take place or happen; proceed
Things have been breaking well for them.
To engage in breaking; break dance.
The act or an occurrence of breaking.
The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening
A break in the clouds.
The beginning or emergence of something
The break of day.
A sudden movement; a dash
The dog made a break toward the open field.
An escape
A prison break.
An interruption or a disruption in continuity or regularity
Television programming without commercial breaks.
A pause or interval, as from work
A coffee break.
A sudden or marked change
A break in the weather.
A violation
A security break.
An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck
Finally got the big break in life.
An allowance or indulgence; accommodating treatment
The boss gave me a break because I'd been sick.
A favorable price or reduction
A tax break for charitable contributions.
A severing of ties
Made a break with the past.
A break between the two families.
(Informal) A faux pas.
A sudden decline in prices.
A caesura.
The space between two paragraphs.
A series of three dots ( ... ) used to indicate an omission in a text.
The place where a word is or should be divided at the end of a line.
(Electricity) Interruption of a flow of current.
(Geology) A marked change in topography such as a fault or deep valley.
(Nautical) The point of discontinuity between two levels on the deck of a ship.
The point at which one register or tonal quality changes to another.
The change itself.
An improvised instrumental solo played in jazz and other popular music while the other musicians stop or play softly.
A change in a horse's gait to one different from that set by the rider.
(Sports) The swerving of a ball from a straight path of flight, as in baseball or cricket.
(Sports) The beginning of a race.
A fast break.
The separation after a clinch in boxing.
(Games) The opening shot that scatters the grouped balls in billiards or pool.
(Games) A run or unbroken series of successful shots, as in billiards or croquet.
Sports & Games Failure to score a strike or a spare in a given bowling frame.
(Sports) A service break.
Variant of brake6.
Break dancing.
To separate into two or more pieces, to fracture or crack, by a process that cannot easily be reversed for reassembly.
If the vase falls to the floor, it might break.
In order to tend to the accident victim, he will break the window of the car.
To crack or fracture (bone) under a physical strain.
His ribs broke under the weight of the rocks piled on his chest.
She broke her neck.
He slipped on the ice and broke his leg.
(transitive) To divide (something, often money) into smaller units.
Can you break a hundred-dollar bill for me?
The wholesaler broke the container loads into palettes and boxes for local retailers.
(transitive) To cause (a person or animal) to lose spirit or will; to crush the spirits of.
Her child's death broke Angela.
Interrogators have used many forms of torture to break prisoners of war.
The interrogator hoped to break her to get her testimony against her accomplices.
To turn an animal into a beast of burden.
You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
(intransitive) To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief.
My heart is breaking.
(transitive) To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
I've got to break this habit I have of biting my nails.
To break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey
I had won four games in a row, but now you've broken my streak of luck.
To end the run of (a play).
(transitive) To ruin financially.
The recession broke some small businesses.
To fail in business; to go broke, to become bankrupt.
Of prices on the stock exchange: to fall suddenly.
(transitive) To violate; to fail to adhere to.
When you go to Vancouver, promise me you won't break the law.
He broke his vows by cheating on his wife.
Break one's word
Time travel would break the laws of physics.
To go down, in terms of temperature, indicating that the most dangerous part of the illness has passed.
Susan's fever broke at about 3 AM, and the doctor said the worst was over.
To end.
The forecast says the hot weather will break by midweek.
To begin or end.
We ran to find shelter before the storm broke.
Around midday the storm broke, and the afternoon was calm and sunny.
To arrive.
Morning has broken.
The day broke crisp and clear.
To render (a game) unchallenging by altering its rules or exploiting loopholes or weaknesses in them in a way that gives a player an unfair advantage.
Changing the rules to let white have three extra queens would break chess.
I broke the RPG by training every member of my party to cast fireballs as well as use swords.
To stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether.
On the hottest day of the year the refrigerator broke.
Did you two break the trolley by racing with it?
To cause (some feature of a program or piece of software) to stop functioning properly; to cause a regression.
Adding 64-bit support broke backward compatibility with earlier versions.
(transitive) To cause (a barrier) to no longer bar.
Break a seal
(specifically) To cause the shell of (an egg) to crack, so that the inside (yolk) is accessible.
(specifically) To open (a safe) without using the correct key, combination, or the like.
(transitive) To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce.
The cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
To collapse into surf, after arriving in shallow water.
(intransitive) To burst forth; to make its way; to come into view.
(intransitive) To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily; to go on break.
Let's break for lunch.
(transitive) To interrupt (a fall) by inserting something so that the falling object does not (immediately) hit something else beneath.
He survived the jump out the window because the bushes below broke his fall.
To disclose or make known an item of news, a band, etc.
The newsman wanted to break a big story, something that would make him famous.
I don't know how to break this to you, but your cat is not coming back.
When news of their divorce broke, ...
To become audible suddenly.
(transitive) To change a steady state abruptly.
His coughing broke the silence.
His turning on the lights broke the enchantment.
With the mood broken, what we had been doing seemed pretty silly.
To (attempt to) disengage and flee to; to make a run for.
To suddenly become.
Things began breaking bad for him when his parents died.
The arrest was standard, when suddenly the suspect broke ugly.
To become deeper at puberty.
To alter in type due to emotion or strain: in men, generally to go up, in women, sometimes to go down; to crack.
His voice breaks when he gets emotional.
(transitive) To surpass or do better than (a specific number); to do better than (a record), setting a new record.
He broke the men's 100-meter record.
I can't believe she broke 3 under par!
The policeman broke sixty on a residential street in his hurry to catch the thief.
To win a game (against one's opponent) as receiver.
He needs to break serve to win the match.
To make the first shot; to scatter the balls from the initial neat arrangement.
Is it your or my turn to break?
To remove one of the two men on (a point).
To demote; to reduce the military rank of.
(transitive) To end (a connection); to disconnect.
The referee ordered the boxers to break the clinch.
The referee broke the boxers' clinch.
I couldn't hear a thing he was saying, so I broke the connection and called him back.
To demulsify.
To counter-attack.
To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.
(intransitive) To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.
(transitive) To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of.
To break flax
(transitive) To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
(intransitive) To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change gait.
To break into a run or gallop
To fall out; to terminate friendship.
To terminate the execution of a program before normal completion.
To suspend the execution of a program during debugging so that the state of the program can be investigated.
(computing) To cause, or allow the occurrence of, a line break.
Zero-width non-breaking space
To B-boy; to breakdance.
An instance of breaking something into two or more pieces.
The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.
A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.
The sun came out in a break in the clouds.
He waited minutes for a break in the traffic to cross the highway.
A rest or pause, usually from work.
Let’s take a five-minute break.
A time for students to talk or play between lessons.
A scheduled interval of days or weeks between periods of school instruction; a holiday.
Winter break, spring break
A short holiday.
A weekend break on the Isle of Wight
A temporary split with a romantic partner.
I think we need a break.
An interval or intermission between two parts of a performance, for example a theatre show, broadcast, or sports game.
A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception, or focus of attention.
Big break
Lucky break, bad break
(finance) A sudden fall in prices on the stock exchange.
The beginning (of the morning).
At the break of day
An act of escaping.
Make a break for it, for the door
It was a clean break.
Prison break
The separation between lines, paragraphs or pages of a written text.
(computing) A keystroke or other signal that causes a program to terminate or suspend execution.
(programming) breakpoint
A change, particularly the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather.
(tennis) A game won by the receiving player(s).
The first shot in a game of billiards.
(snooker) The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table.
(soccer) The counter-attack.
(golf) The curve imparted to the ball's motion on the green due to slope or grass texture.
(surfing) A place where waves break (that is, where waves pitch or spill forward creating white water).
The final break in the Greenmount area is Kirra Point.
(horse racing) The start of a horse race.
(dated) A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
(equitation) A sharp bit or snaffle.
(music) A short section of music, often between verses, in which some performers stop while others continue.
The fiddle break was amazing; it was a pity the singer came back in on the wrong note.
(music) The point in the musical scale at which a woodwind instrument is designed to overblow, that is, to move from its lower to its upper register.
Crossing the break smoothly is one of the first lessons the young clarinettist needs to master.
(music) The transition area between a singer's vocal registers; the passaggio.
An area along a river that features steep banks, bluffs, or gorges (e.g., Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, US).
An error.
(music) A section of extended repetition of the percussion break to a song, created by a hip-hop DJ as rhythmic dance music.
To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.
To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.
To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
Out, out, hyena! these are thy wonted arts . . . To break all faith, all vows, deceive, betray.
To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey.
Go, release them, Ariel;My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore.
To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.
To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
The victim broke in pieces the musical instruments with which he had solaced the hours of captivity.
To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.
To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
An old man, broken with the storms of state.
To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.
I'll rather leap down first, and break your fall.
To impart, as news or information; to broach; - with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend.
To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or saddle.
Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.
With arts like these rich Matho, when he speaks,Attracts all fees, and little lawyers breaks.
To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
I see a great officer broken.
To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder.
To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag.
Else the bottle break, and the wine runneth out.
To burst forth; to make its way; to come to view; to appear; to dawn.
The day begins to break, and night is fled.
And from the turf a fountain broke,and gurgled at our feet.
To burst forth violently, as a storm.
The clouds are still above; and, while I speak,A second deluge o'er our head may break.
To open up; to be scattered; to be dissipated; as, the clouds are breaking.
At length the darkness begins to break.
To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.
See how the dean begins to break;Poor gentleman! he droops apace.
To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief; as, my heart is breaking.
To fall in business; to become bankrupt.
He that puts all upon adventures doth oftentimes break, and come to poverty.
To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait; as, to break into a run or gallop.
To fail in musical quality; as, a singer's voice breaks when it is strained beyond its compass and a tone or note is not completed, but degenerates into an unmusical sound instead. Also, to change in tone, as a boy's voice at puberty.
An opening made by fracture or disruption.
An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship.
An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation.
An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc.
All modern trash isSet forth with numerous breaks and dashes.
The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
See Commutator.
Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts;
The telephone is an annoying interruption
There was a break in the action when a player was hurt
An unexpected piece of good luck;
He finally got his big break
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;
They built it right over a geological fault
A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);
They hoped to avoid a break in relations
A pause from doing something (as work);
We took a 10-minute break
He took time out to recuperate
The act of breaking something;
The breakage was unavoidable
A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Breaking of hard tissue such as bone;
It was a nasty fracture
The break seems to have been caused by a fall
The occurrence of breaking;
The break in the dam threatened the valley
The opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
(tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving;
He was up two breaks in the second set
An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;
It was presented without commercial breaks
A sudden dash;
He made a break for the open door
Any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare;
The break in the eighth frame cost him the match
An escape from jail;
The breakout was carefully planned
She interrupted her pregnancy
Break a lucky streak
Break the cycle of poverty
Become separated into pieces or fragments;
The figurine broke
The freshly baked loaf fell apart
Destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments;
He broke the glass plate
She broke the match
Render inoperable or ineffective;
You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!
Ruin completely;
He busted my radio!
Act in disregard of laws and rules;
Offend all laws of humanity
Violate the basic laws or human civilization
Break a law
Move away or escape suddenly;
The horses broke from the stable
Three inmates broke jail
Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
Scatter or part;
The clouds broke after the heavy downpour
Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;
Break into tears
Erupt in anger
Prevent completion;
Stop the project
Break off the negociations
Enter someone's 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!
Make submissive, obedient, or useful;
The horse was tough to break
I broke in the new intern
Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns;
This sentence violates the rules of syntax
Surpass in excellence;
She bettered her own record
Break a record
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
Come into being;
Light broke over the horizon
Voices broke in the air
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
Interrupt a continued activity;
She had broken with the traditional patterns
Make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing;
The ranks broke
Curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves;
The surf broke
Lessen in force or effect;
Soften a shock
Break a fall
Be broken in;
If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress
Come to an end;
The heat wave finally broke yesterday
Vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity;
The flat plain was broken by tall mesas
Cause to give up a habit;
She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes
Give up;
Break cigarette smoking
Come forth or begin from a state of latency;
The first winter storm broke over New York
Happen or take place;
Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months
Cause the failure or ruin of;
His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage
This play will either make or break the playwright
Invalidate by judicial action;
The will was broken
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
Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;
She was demoted because she always speaks up
He was broken down to Sargeant
Reduce to bankruptcy;
My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
The slump in the financial markets smashed him
Change directions suddenly
Emerge from the surface of a body of water;
The whales broke
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
Do a break dance;
Kids were break-dancing at the street corner
Exchange for smaller units of money;
I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy
Destroy the completeness of a set of related items;
The book dealer would not break the set
Make the opening shot that scatters the balls
Separate from a clinch, in boxing;
The referee broke the boxers
Go to pieces;
The lawn mower finally broke
The gears wore out
The old chair finally fell apart completely
Break a piece from a whole;
Break a branch from a tree
Become punctured or penetrated;
The skin broke
Pierce or penetrate;
The blade broke her skin
Be released or become known; of news;
News of her death broke in the morning
Cease an action temporarily;
We pause for station identification
Let's break for lunch
Interrupt the flow of current in;
Break a circuit
Undergo breaking;
The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages
Find a flaw in;
Break an alibi
Break down a proof
Find the solution or key to;
Break the code
Change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another;
Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children
Report the news as it develops
These political movements recrudesce from time to time
Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;
The glass cracked when it was heated
Of the male voice in puberty;
His voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir
Fall sharply;
Stock prices broke
Fracture a bone of;
I broke my foot while playing hockey
Diminish or discontinue abruptly;
The patient's fever broke last night
Weaken or destroy in spirit or body;
His resistance was broken
A man broken by the terrible experience of near-death
An interruption or pause.
She took a short break from work.

Break Meaning in a Sentence

He managed to break the world record in swimming.
During the hike, they took a break to admire the view.
Sometimes, it's necessary to break away from routine.
It's important to know when to break the news gently.
Break a leg in your performance tonight!
Let's take a short break and then continue working.
Coffee break time is the best time of the day.
They decided to break up after five years together.
She's looking forward to spring break.
It's tough to break bad habits, but it's worth it.
The teacher gave them a break after two hours of study.
Break time is essential for maintaining productivity.
The news report aims to break down complex issues.
The discussion helped to break through misunderstandings.
It's time to break with tradition and try something new.
To break the ice, he told a funny joke.
The dawn break was beautiful from the mountain top.
They took a break from the city and went to the countryside.
Make sure to give your eyes a break from the screen.
Break dancing requires a lot of skill and practice.
He hoped to break even after the expenses.
Sometimes, you need to break out of your comfort zone.
They plan to break ground on the new building soon.
The break in the case came from an unexpected tip.
Let's break the cycle of negativity.

Break Idioms & Phrases

Break new ground

To do something innovative that has not been done before.
The research breaks new ground in the field of genetics.

Give me a break

A phrase used to express disbelief or to ask for a chance.
When he heard the excuse, he said, Give me a break!

Break the mold

To do something in a completely new way.
The new design really breaks the mold.

Break the bank

To cost a lot of money.
Buying the luxury car would break the bank.

Break a sweat

To exert oneself physically.
He didn't even break a sweat during the workout.

Make or break

A situation that will either lead to great success or failure.
This deal is make or break for the company.

Common Curiosities

Which preposition is used with Break?

"On" as in "on break."

Why is it called Break?

The term "break" comes from Old English "brecan" meaning "to break, shatter, burst."

Is Break an adverb?


Is Break an abstract noun?

It can be, especially when referring to an interval or pause.

What is the verb form of Break?

Break itself is a verb, as in "to break."

What is the pronunciation of Break?


Which vowel is used before Break?

No specific vowel; context-dependent. Example: "a break."

What is the singular form of Break?


What is the plural form of Break?


What is the root word of Break?

The Old English word "brecan."

Which article is used with Break?

Either "a" or "the" depending on the context, as in "a break" or "the break."

Is Break a noun or adjective?

Break can be both a noun and a verb.

Is the Break term a metaphor?

It can be, as in "a break in the clouds."

Which conjunction is used with Break?

No specific conjunction is exclusive to "break."

Is the word “Break” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

It can serve as a direct object, e.g., "I need a break."

What part of speech is Break?

It can be a verb or a noun.

Is the word Break a gerund?

No. But "breaking" is the gerund form.

What is a stressed syllable in Break?

The entire word, since it's one syllable.

How many syllables are in Break?


What is another term for Break?

Pause or rupture.

Which determiner is used with Break?

"Every" as in "every break."

What is the third form of Break?


Is Break a countable noun?

Yes, in contexts like "Take many breaks."

Is Break a collective noun?


Is the word Break imperative?

It can be, as in "Break the glass!"

How is Break used in a sentence?

"Don't break the vase."

Is Break a negative or positive word?

Neutral, though context can change its connotation.

Is Break a vowel or consonant?

"Break" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.

How do we divide Break into syllables?

Break is one syllable, so it doesn't get divided.

What is the opposite of Break?

Mend or fix.

What is the first form of Break?


What is the second form of Break?


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