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open frame, break
n. any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"
break
n. a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door"
break of serve, break
n. (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
break
n. the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
break
n. an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); "then there was a break in her voice"
break, interruption
n. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
break, fracture
n. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
break
n. a series of succesful strokes
break
n. the start of a race
break
n. a failure to knock down all ten pins in a single frame
break
n. an act of instance of stepping back or separating from a clinch
break
n. an interruption of any action on the computer
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break
v. diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient's fever broke last night"
break
v. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
break
v. change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
break
v. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
break
v. cause the failure or ruin of; "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright"
break, interrupt
v. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
break
v. interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
break, better
v. surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
break
v. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
erupt, burst, break
v. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
break
v. curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke"
break
v. emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke"
break
v. make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
break away, break
v. interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
go against, break, violate
v. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
break
v. to score frequently or win against someone
break
v. to step back or separate from a clinch
break
v. to stop temporarily any action on the computer
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finishing, finish
n. the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
surcease, cessation
n. a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
suspend
v. cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the particles"
replace
v. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
impoverish, deprive
v. take away
break
v. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
break
v. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
bolster up, bolster
v. support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
break
v. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
break
v. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
shatter
v. cause to break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"
shatter
v. cause to break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"
break, check, crack
v. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
sunder
v. break apart or in two, using violence
fracture
v. break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
fracture
v. break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
hold on, stop
v. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
break, interrupt
v. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
break, interrupt
v. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
damp, deaden, dampen
v. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
damp, deaden, dampen
v. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
damp, deaden, dampen
v. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
mark
v. make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
crack
v. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
set aside, suspend
v. make inoperative or stop; "suspend payments on the loan"
conclude
v. bring to a close; "The committee concluded the meeting"
detach
v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
come away, come off, detach
v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
perforate, punch
v. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"
cut
v. make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
cut
v. grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
tear
v. to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
disunite, part, divide, separate
v. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
rip
v. move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
bust, snap, rupture, tear
v. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
bust, snap, rupture, tear
v. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
jimmy, lever, prize, prise, pry
v. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
jimmy, lever, prize, prise, pry
v. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
jimmy, lever, prize, prise, pry
v. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
break down, collapse, tumble, crumple, crumble
v. fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
smash, break, ruin, bankrupt
v. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
chink, check
v. make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
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take apart, break down, analyse, analyze, dissect
v. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
break off, cut off, knap, chip
v. break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
scarify
v. break up; "scarify soil"
break up, sever
v. set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
bust up, wrack, wreck
v. smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"
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union
n. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
resort, repair
v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
patch, piece
v. repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
patch up, patch
v. mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
conform to
v. observe; "conform to the rules"
make
v. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
break
Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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