Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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break dancing a style of dancing involving acrobatic movements, such as spinning headstands, pantomime, and jerky, robotlike movements.
break down to stop or stop working. [2 definitions]
break even to emerge from a transaction without profits or losses.
break in to enter by force and illegally. [2 definitions]
break in(to) to enter by force without permission.
break the ice to relieve social tensions caused by formal conventions or awkwardness.
break the law to do something that is not allowed by the law.
break up to break or be broken (into pieces or sections). [6 definitions]
break-even of or designating a point at which credits and debits are equal, as in a business that shows neither a profit nor a loss.
break-in an incident in which a home or other property is entered without authorization and for an illegal purpose, especially that of burglary.
coffee break a short rest from work, usu. in mid-morning or mid-afternoon, for coffee or other refreshments.
fast break a play, esp. in basketball, in which a team advances quickly down the playing area to try to score before the defense is prepared.
service break an instance of winning a game on the opponent's serve, as in tennis.
station break an interval, during or between radio or television program broadcasting, that allows a station or network to make announcements, identify itself, present commercials, or the like.