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Synonyms for (noun) Break

Synonyms: jailbreak, prison-breaking, prisonbreak, break, breakout, gaolbreak Definition: an escape from jail Usage: the breakout was carefully planned

Hypernyms: escape, flight Definition: the act of escaping physically Usage: he made his escape from the mental hospital; the canary escaped from its cage; his flight was an indication of his guilt

Synonyms: break, open frame Definition: any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare Usage: the break in the eighth frame cost him the match

Hypernyms: score Definition: the act of scoring in a game or sport Usage: the winning score came with less than a minute left to play

Synonyms: break Definition: a sudden dash Usage: he made a break for the open door

Hypernyms: dash, sprint Definition: a quick run

Synonyms: break, breakage, breaking Definition: the act of breaking something Usage: the breakage was unavoidable

Hypernyms: change of integrity Definition: the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

Synonyms: gap, interruption, disruption, break Definition: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity Usage: it was presented without commercial breaks; there was a gap in his account

Hypernyms: delay, holdup Definition: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Synonyms: break, break of serve Definition: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving Usage: he was up two breaks in the second set

Hypernyms: score Definition: the act of scoring in a game or sport Usage: the winning score came with less than a minute left to play

Synonyms: break Definition: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

Hypernyms: stroke, shot Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms: recess, respite, time out, break Definition: a pause from doing something (as work) Usage: we took a 10-minute break; he took time out to recuperate

Hypernyms: pause Definition: temporary inactivity

Synonyms: break Definition: an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion) Usage: then there was a break in her voice

Hypernyms: change, modification, alteration Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Synonyms: breach, break, rift, severance, rupture, falling out Definition: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) Usage: they hoped to avoid a break in relations

Hypernyms: detachment, separation, breakup Definition: coming apart

Synonyms: break, happy chance, good luck Definition: an unexpected piece of good luck Usage: he finally got his big break

Hypernyms: accident, chance event, stroke, fortuity Definition: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause Usage: winning the lottery was a happy accident; the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck; it was due to an accident or fortuity

Synonyms: break Definition: the occurrence of breaking Usage: the break in the dam threatened the valley

Hypernyms: detachment, separation, breakup Definition: coming apart

Synonyms: break, interruption Definition: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity Usage: the telephone is an annoying interruption; there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

Hypernyms: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Hypernyms: crack, crevice, scissure, cleft, fissure Definition: a long narrow opening

Synonyms: break, fracture Definition: breaking of hard tissue such as bone Usage: it was a nasty fracture; the break seems to have been caused by a fall

Hypernyms: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Hypernyms: time interval, interval Definition: a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Synonyms for (verb) Break

Synonyms: break Definition: weaken or destroy in spirit or body Usage: His resistance was broken; a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death

Hypernyms: weaken Definition: lessen the strength of Usage: The fever weakened his body

Synonyms: break Definition: diminish or discontinue abruptly Usage: The patient's fever broke last night

Hypernyms: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: break, fracture Definition: fracture a bone of Usage: I broke my foot while playing hockey

Hypernyms: wound, injure Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to

Synonyms: break Definition: fall sharply Usage: stock prices broke

Hypernyms: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: break, break in Definition: make submissive, obedient, or useful Usage: The horse was tough to break; I broke in the new intern

Hypernyms: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons

Synonyms: break Definition: be broken in Usage: If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: break Definition: crack; of the male voice in puberty Usage: his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir

Hypernyms: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: break Definition: render inoperable or ineffective Usage: You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!

Hypernyms: damage Definition: inflict damage upon Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree

Synonyms: separate, split up, come apart, break, fall apart Definition: become separated into pieces or fragments Usage: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart

Hypernyms: change integrity Definition: change in physical make-up

Synonyms: break Definition: destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments Usage: He broke the glass plate; She broke the match

Hypernyms: divide, separate Definition: make a division or separation

Synonyms: break, check, crack Definition: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only Usage: The glass cracked when it was heated

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: break, develop, recrudesce Definition: happen Usage: Report the news as it develops; These political movements recrudesce from time to time

Hypernyms: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur Definition: come to pass Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Synonyms: break, break off, stop, discontinue Definition: prevent completion Usage: stop the project; break off the negotiations

Hypernyms: end, terminate Definition: bring to an end or halt Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I

Synonyms: break, interrupt Definition: terminate Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty

Hypernyms: end, terminate Definition: bring to an end or halt Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I

Synonyms: weaken, break, soften, damp, dampen Definition: lessen in force or effect Usage: soften a shock; break a fall

Hypernyms: deaden, blunt Definition: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

Synonyms: break, break down, die, conk out, go, go bad, give out, give way, fail Definition: stop operating or functioning Usage: 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

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: break Definition: change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another Usage: Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children

Hypernyms: switch, change, shift Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Synonyms: break Definition: come into being Usage: light broke over the horizon; Voices broke in the air

Hypernyms: become, go, get Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition Usage: He became annoyed when he heard the bad news; It must be getting more serious; her face went red with anger; She went into ecstasy; Get going!

Synonyms: break Definition: find the solution or key to Usage: break the code

Hypernyms: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem

Synonyms: break Definition: find a flaw in Usage: break an alibi; break down a proof

Hypernyms: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms: break Definition: undergo breaking Usage: The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages

Hypernyms: diphthongise, diphthongize Definition: change from a simple vowel to a diphthong Usage: This vowel diphthongized in Germanic

Synonyms: break Definition: interrupt the flow of current in Usage: break a circuit

Hypernyms: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off Definition: make a break in Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms: break, pause, intermit Definition: cease an action temporarily Usage: We pause for station identification; let's break for lunch

Hypernyms: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off Definition: make a break in Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret Usage: 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; unwrap the evidence in the murder case

Hypernyms: tell Definition: let something be known Usage: Tell them that you will be late

Synonyms: better, break Definition: surpass in excellence Usage: She bettered her own record; break a record

Hypernyms: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, exceed, surmount, surpass Definition: be or do something to a greater degree Usage: her performance surpasses that of any other student I know; She outdoes all other athletes; This exceeds all my expectations; This car outperforms all others in its class

Synonyms: break Definition: pierce or penetrate Usage: The blade broke her skin

Hypernyms: penetrate, perforate Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms: snap off, break, break off Definition: break a piece from a whole Usage: break a branch from a tree

Hypernyms: detach Definition: cause to become detached or separated; take off Usage: detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it

Synonyms: fall apart, bust, break, wear, wear out Definition: go to pieces Usage: The lawn mower finally broke; The gears wore out; The old chair finally fell apart completely

Hypernyms: dilapidate, crumble, decay Definition: fall into decay or ruin Usage: The unoccupied house started to decay

Synonyms: break, bust Definition: ruin completely Usage: He busted my radio!

Hypernyms: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms: break Definition: separate from a clinch, in boxing Usage: The referee broke the boxers

Hypernyms: disunite, divide, part, separate Definition: force, take, or pull apart Usage: He separated the fighting children; Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms: break Definition: make the opening shot that scatters the balls

Hypernyms: shoot Definition: throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective Usage: shoot craps; shoot a golf ball

Synonyms: break, break up Definition: destroy the completeness of a set of related items Usage: The book dealer would not break the set

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: break Definition: exchange for smaller units of money Usage: I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy

Hypernyms: convert, exchange, commute, change Definition: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category Usage: Could you convert my dollars into pounds?; He changed his name; convert centimeters into inches; convert holdings into shares

Synonyms: erupt, break, burst Definition: force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up Usage: break into tears; erupt in anger

Hypernyms: express emotion, express feelings Definition: give verbal or other expression to one's feelings

Synonyms: break, break dance, break-dance Definition: do a break dance Usage: Kids were break-dancing at the street corner

Hypernyms: trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance Definition: move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance Usage: My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

Synonyms: break Definition: curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves Usage: The surf broke

Hypernyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically Usage: 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

Synonyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically Usage: 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

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: break Definition: emerge from the surface of a body of water Usage: The whales broke

Hypernyms: appear Definition: come into sight or view Usage: He suddenly appeared at the wedding; A new star appeared on the horizon

Synonyms: break Definition: scatter or part Usage: The clouds broke after the heavy downpour

Hypernyms: disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out Definition: move away from each other Usage: The crowds dispersed; The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached;

Synonyms: break Definition: make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing Usage: The ranks broke

Hypernyms: take flight, fly, flee Definition: run away quickly Usage: He threw down his gun and fled

Synonyms: break, break away, break out Definition: move away or escape suddenly Usage: The horses broke from the stable; Three inmates broke jail; Nobody can break out--this prison is high security

Hypernyms: escape, break loose, get away Definition: run away from confinement Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

Synonyms: break Definition: change directions suddenly

Hypernyms: switch, change, shift Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Synonyms: bankrupt, break, smash, ruin Definition: reduce to bankruptcy Usage: My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!; The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Hypernyms: impoverish Definition: make poor

Synonyms: demote, kick downstairs, relegate, break, bump Definition: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank Usage: She was demoted because she always speaks up; He was broken down to Sergeant

Hypernyms: delegate, depute, designate, assign Definition: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Synonyms: break Definition: invalidate by judicial action Usage: The will was broken

Hypernyms: void, avoid, annul, invalidate, nullify, quash Definition: declare invalid Usage: The contract was annulled; void a plea

Synonyms: break, break away Definition: interrupt a continued activity Usage: She had broken with the traditional patterns

Hypernyms: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up

Synonyms: break Definition: cause the failure or ruin of Usage: His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage; This play will either make or break the playwright

Hypernyms: ruin Definition: destroy or cause to fail Usage: This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election

Synonyms: go against, infract, offend, breach, break, transgress, violate Definition: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises Usage: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise

Hypernyms: disrespect Definition: show a lack of respect for

Synonyms: break, break in Definition: enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act Usage: Someone broke in while I was on vacation; They broke into my car and stole my radio!; who broke into my account last night?

Hypernyms: trespass, intrude Definition: enter unlawfully on someone's property Usage: Don't trespass on my land!

Synonyms: break Definition: happen or take place Usage: Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months

Hypernyms: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur Definition: come to pass Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Synonyms: break Definition: come forth or begin from a state of latency Usage: The first winter storm broke over New York

Hypernyms: come forth, emerge Definition: happen or occur as a result of something

Synonyms: break Definition: give up Usage: break cigarette smoking

Hypernyms: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off Definition: put an end to a state or an activity Usage: Quit teasing your little brother

Synonyms: break Definition: vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity Usage: The flat plain was broken by tall mesas

Hypernyms: vary, change, alter Definition: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence Usage: her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

Synonyms: break Definition: come to an end Usage: The heat wave finally broke yesterday

Hypernyms: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical Usage: 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