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break verb

brake/broke, broken   /bɹeɪk/
  • transitive: to separate into (to cause to end up in) two or more pieces
brechen, zerbrechen
  • intransitive, of a bone: to crack
  • transitive: to cause (a bone) to crack
  • of a wave, to collapse into a surf
  • transitive: to do that which is forbidden by (something)
  • to do better than a record
brechen
  • intransitive: to separate into (to end up in) two or more pieces
brechen, kaputtgehen, zerbrechen
  • to cause a person to lose spirit or will
zerbrechen
  • to change a steady state abruptly
brechen, unterbrechen
  • transitive: to cause to stop functioning
kaputtmachen
  • to interrupt a fall
abbremsen, stoppen
  • of morning: to arrive
anbrechen, dämmern
  • billiards: to make the first shot
anstoßen, den Eröffnungsstoß haben
  • to cause to no longer bar
aufbrechen, knacken
  • to cause a habit to no longer exist
aufhören
  • to demulsify
aufspalten, trennen
  • to counter-attack
ausbrechen, ausfallen, einen Ausfall machen, zum Gegenangriff ansetzen
  • gaming: to design or make a powerful, unbalancing but legal move
aushebeln, knacken
  • to disclose or make known an item of news
bekannt geben, bekannt machen, herausbringen, herauskommen, publik machen, publizieren
  • to reduce the military rank of
degradieren
  • of a male voice, to become deeper at puberty
einen / den Stimmbruch haben
  • to win a game as receiver in tennis
einen Break machen
  • to become audible suddenly
hereinbrechen
  • intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether
kaputtgehen
  • to divide (money) into smaller units
kleinmachen
  • to interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily
pausieren
  • to end a connection
unterbrechen
  • to suddenly become
verwandeln, wenden, werden
  • of a spell of weather: to end
wechseln, zu Ende gehen
  • to ruin financially
zugrunde richten
  • to turn an animal into a beast of burden
zureiten, zähmen

break noun

  /bɹeɪk/
  • rest or pause, usually from work
Pause
  • interval between two parts of performance
Pause, Unterbrechung
  • instance of breaking something into pieces
Bruch
  • beginning of morning
Anbruch
  • billiards, snooker: first shot
Anstoß, Eröffnungsstoß
  • act of escaping
Ausbruch
  • temporary split in romantic relationship
Beziehungspause
  • tennis: game won by receiving party
Break
  • significant change in circumstance
Bruch, Umbruch, Wechsel
  • soccer: counter-attack
Gegenangriff, Gegenstoß, Konter
  • physical space that opens up in something or between two things
Spalt, Öffnung
  • change in weather
Umschwung

breaking noun

  /ˈbɹeɪkɪŋ/
  • in linguistics: vowel breaking
Brechung
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