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break verb

brake/broke, broken   /bɹeɪk/ , /bɹiːk/ , [bɹʷeɪ̯k]
  • intransitive, of a bone: to crack
  • transitive: to cause (a bone) to crack
casser, fracturer
  • transitive: to separate into (to cause to end up in) two or more pieces
casser, briser, rompre
  • transitive: to cause to stop functioning
casser, mettre en panne
  • intransitive: to separate into (to end up in) two or more pieces
se briser, se casser, se rompre
  • intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether
se casser, tomber en panne
  • to cause a person to lose spirit or will
  • to cause to no longer bar
briser
  • to do better than a record
battre
  • gaming: to design or make a powerful, unbalancing but legal move
bourriner
  • to demulsify
  • of a wave, to collapse into a surf
  • to change a steady state abruptly
  • billiards: to make the first shot
casser
  • to counter-attack
contre-attaquer, riposter
  • to divide (money) into smaller units
diviser
  • to turn an animal into a beast of burden
débourrer
  • to end a connection
déconnecter, rompre
  • to reduce the military rank of
dégrader
  • to interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily
faire une pause
muer
  • transitive: to do that which is forbidden by (something)
outrepasser, casser
  • to cause a habit to no longer exist
passer
  • to disclose or make known an item of news
publier, révéler
  • to interrupt a fall
rattraper
  • to ruin financially
ruiner

break noun

  /bɹeɪk/ , /bɹiːk/ , [bɹʷeɪ̯k]
  • rest or pause, usually from work
  • temporary split in romantic relationship
pause
  • beginning of morning
aube
  • instance of breaking something into pieces
casse
  • change in weather
changement
  • interval between two parts of performance
entracte
  • physical space that opens up in something or between two things
espace, ouverture
  • act of escaping
évasion

breaking noun

  /ˈbɹeɪkɪŋ/
  • in linguistics: vowel breaking
fracture

breaking

cassage
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