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bread line a line in which people stand to receive food from a charity organization or the government during hard times, or the people in such a line.
breadstick a long, crisp, stick-shaped piece of bread.
breadstuff meal, flour, or grain used for making bread. [2 definitions]
breadth distance from side to side measured perpendicularly to length; width. [3 definitions]
breadthwise in the side-to-side direction.
breadwinner a member of a family or household who earns money to support the other members.
break to cause to separate suddenly or forcefully into pieces. [26 definitions]
breakable combined form of break.
breakage the process or act of breaking. [4 definitions]
breakaway of a theatrical or film prop, designing to break under slight impact, as a balsa-wood chair. [6 definitions]
break dancing a style of dancing involving acrobatic movements, such as spinning headstands, pantomime, and jerky, robotlike movements.
break down to become ineffective or unable to function. [4 definitions]
breakdown a malfunction, as of a machine. [3 definitions]
breaker1 a person or thing that breaks, breaks into, or interrupts other things. [4 definitions]
breaker2 a small water cask for the lifeboat of a ship.
break even to emerge from a transaction without either profit or loss.
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.
breakfast the first meal of the day, usu. eaten in the morning. [2 definitions]
breakfront having a central section that protrudes farther than the sides, as on a bookcase or cabinet. [2 definitions]
break in to enter a home or other property by force, without authorization, and with an illegal purpose. [3 definitions]
break-in an incident in which a home or other property is entered without authorization and for an illegal purpose, especially that of burglary.