break (plural breaks)

  1. (countable) An instance of breaking something into two pieces.
    The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.
  2. (countable) A physical space that opens up in something or between two things.
    The sun came out in a break in the clouds.
  3. (countable) A rest or pause, usually from work.
    Let’s take a five-minute break.
  4. (countable) (tennis) (tennis) A game won by the receiving player or players (in case of a double).
  5. (countable) (billiards) The first shot in a game of billiards
  6. (countable) (snooker) The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table
  7. (countable) (surfing) Place where waves break (ie. pitch or spill forward creating white water).
    2005: The final break in the Greenmount area is Kirra Point. — coolangatta.net [1]


  • (intransitive: end up in two or more pieces): burst, bust, shatter, shear, smash, split
  • (intransitive: of a bone): crack, fracture
  • (intransitive: stop functioning): break down, bust, fail, go down (of a computer or computer network)
  • (intransitive: interrupt): interrupt, pause
  • (transitive: cause to end up in two or more pieces): shatter, smash
  • (transitive: of a bone, intentionally): crack, fracture
  • (transitive: of a bone, accidentially): crack, fracture
  • (transitive: cause to malfunction or stop working altogether): bust
  • (transitive: cause a person or animal to lose his/her/its will): subject, tame
  • (transitive: do that which is forbidden by): contravene, go against, violate
  • (  : a pause in a relationship.):


  • (intransitive: interrupt): carry on, [[continue]], go on, [[restart]], [[resume]]
  • (transitive: cause to end up in two or more pieces): [[assemble]], [[join]], [[mend]], put together, [[repair]]

5 letters in word "break": A B E K R.

Anagrams of break:

Words found within break:

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