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break /bɹeɪk/
  • to divide (money) into smaller units
verdelen
break /bɹeɪk/
  • intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether
kapotgaan
stukgaan
break /bɹeɪk/
  • transitive: to cause to stop functioning
kapotmaken
stukmaken
break /bɹeɪk/ muteren
break /bɹeɪk/
  • transitive: to separate into (to cause to end up in) two or more pieces
  • intransitive, of a bone: to crack
  • intransitive: to separate into (to end up in) two or more pieces
  • transitive: to cause (a bone) to crack
breken
break /bɹeɪk/
  • transitive: to do that which is forbidden by (something)
breken
overtreden
break /bɹeɪk/
  • to interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily
pauzeren
break down
  • to cease to function
falen /ˈfaːlən/
kapotgaan
stukgaan
break down
  • to decay
ontbinden /ɔntˈbɪndə(n)/
break down
  • to become unstable or collapse, mentally or otherwise
in tranen uitbarsten
break in
  • to enter by force or illicitly
inbreken /'ɪnbrekə(n)/
break in
  • to make something new function well through use
inlopen
break one's fast
  • archaic: to eat breakfast
ontbijten
word break
  • a point in writing where a word is split so that part of it is relegated to the next line, typically at the end of a syllable and marked with a hyphen
woordafbreking /ˈwoːrtˌɑvbreːkɪŋ/, /ˈʋo̝ːrtˌɑvbreɪ̯kɪŋ/, /ˈβ̞oːrtˌɑvbreːkɪŋ/
coffee break
  • a rest period during the business day providing the opportunity to drink coffee
koffiepauze
break-in
  • act of entering to commit an offense
inbraak
break on the wheel
  • to execute by beating
radbraken
tea break
  • a short break or rest period during the day when a cup of tea or coffee is drunk
theepauze
break-off
  • first shot in a cue game
afstoot
break off losbreken
breaking /ˈbɹeɪkɪŋ/ brekend /ˈbre.kənt/
break through doorbreken
break room koffiekamer /ˈkɔ.fi.ˌka.mər/
break open opensperren
axis break scheurlijn
lunch break schafttijd
breaking point breekpunt
vowel breaking diftongering
break an entry inbreken /'ɪnbrekə(n)/
taboo breaking taboedoorbrekend
break up
  • to end a relationship
uit elkaar gaan
break wind
  • to fart
een scheet laten
een wind laten
break a leg
  • expression of best wishes to a performer
toi toi toi!
ze!
break the ice /ˈbɹeɪk ði ˈaɪs/
  • to start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness
het ijs breken
break bread
  • take part in Holy Communion
het brood breken
het brood delen
break bread
  • eat a meal, especially shared
het brood delen
break a sweat
  • to put effort into something
er flink voor werken
break someone's heart
  • to cause a person to feel grief or sadness
hart breken
break bad /bɹeɪk bæd/
  • to go wrong, to turn toward immorality or crime
van het juiste pad afwijken
break-even point
  • The point where total costs equal total sales revenue
rentabiliteitsdrempel
all hell breaks loose
  • the situation becomes chaotic
de hel breekt los
break a lance
  • to take a stand
een lans breken
summer break zomervakantie /ˈzo.mər.va.ˌkɑn.tsi/, /ˈzo.mər.va.ˌkɑn.si/
break of a habit afwennen
break oneself of a habit afwennen
anti-lock breaking system antiblokkeersysteem
ice-breaking rame ijsploeg
non-breaking space
  • a variant of the space character
harde spatie
break off
  • end abruptly
  • remove a piece by breaking or snapping
hoofden
break out
  • to take or force out by breaking
afbreken /ˈɑvbrekə(n)/
break out
  • to separate from a bundle
afzonderen /ˈɑfˌsɔnd(ə)rən/
break out
  • to bring out, use, or present
laten zien
break out
  • to escape, especially forcefully or defiantly
ontgaan
break out
  • to begin suddenly; to emerge in a certain condition
opduiken
break through
  • to gain popularity
boren
ground-breaking
  • innovative
baanbrekend
break someone's balls
  • to irritate someone
ergeren /'ɛrɣərə(n)/
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