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Definizione monolingua e traduzione break



Inglese grammatica

break


Verb

break (third-person singular simple present breaks, present participle breaking, simple past broke, past participle broken)


  1. (intransitive) To end up in two or more pieces that cannot easily be reassembled.
    If the vase falls to the floor, it might break.
  2. (transitive) To cause to end up in two or more pieces that cannot easily be reassembled.
    She broke the vase.
  3. (transitive, US) 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.
  4. (intransitive) Of a bone, to crack or fracture due to a physical strain, such as a collision.
    His ribs broke under the weight of the rocks piled on his chest.
  5. (transitive) To cause, accidentally or intentionally, (a bone) to crack under physical strain.
    She broke his neck.
    He slipped on the ice and broke his leg.
  6. (transitive) To cause (a person) to lose his spirit or will; to crush the spirits of; to ruin (a person) emotionally.
    Her childs death broke her.
    Interrogators have used many forms of torture to break prisoners of war.
  7. To cause an animal to lose its will, to tame.
    You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
  8. To cause (a habit) to no longer exist.
    Ive got to break this habit I have of biting my nails.
  9. To ruin financially.
    The recession broke some small businesses.
  10. (transitive) To do that which is forbidden by (a rule or rules).
    When you go to Vancouver, promise me you wont break the law.
    He broke his vows by cheating on his wife.
    break ones word
  11. (transitive, gaming slang) To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a players favor.
    Letting white have three extra queens would break chess.
  12. (intransitive) To stop functioning properly or altogether.
    On the hottest day of the year the refrigerator broke.
  13. (transitive) To cause to stop functioning properly or altogether.
    Did you two break the trolley by racing with it?
    1. (specifically, in programming) 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.
    Noun

    break (plural breaks)


    1. An instance of breaking something into two pieces.
      The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.
    2. 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.
    3. (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.
    4. A rest or pause, usually from work; a breaktime.
      Let’s take a five-minute break.
    5. A temporary split (with a romantic partner).
      I think we need a break.
    6. An interval or intermission between two parts of a performance, for example a theatre show, broadcast, or sports game.
      • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
        But they marginally improved after the break as Didier Drogba hit the post.
    7. A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception, or focus of attention: big break, lucky break.
    8. (UK, weather) a change; the end of a spell of persistent good or bad weather
    9. The beginning (of the morning).
      daybreak
      at the break of day
    10. An act of escaping.
      make a break for it
      make a break for the door
      It was a clean break.
      prison break
    11. (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.
    12. (sports and games):
      1. (tennis) A game won by the receiving player(s).
      2. (billiards, snooker, pool) The first shot in a game of billiards
      3. (snooker) The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table
      4. (soccer) The counter-attack
        • 2010 December 28, Owen Phillips, “Sunderland 0 - 2 Blackpool”, BBC:
          Blackpool were not without their opportunities - thanks to their willingness to commit and leave men forward even when under severe pressure - and they looked very capable of scoring on the break.
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