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General dictionaries General (37 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]
  2. break: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  3. break: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  4. break: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  5. break: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  6. break: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  7. break: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Break: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  9. break: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  10. break: MyWord.info [home, info]
  11. Break (school): Britih-American Dictionary [home, info]
  12. break: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  13. break: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  14. break: Rhymezone [home, info]
  15. break: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  16. Break: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. break: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  18. The Break, The Break (novel), The Break (film), The Break (TV series), Break, Break (work), Break (snooker), Break (music), Break (locksmithing), Break (film), Break (disambiguation), Break (Three Days Grace song), Break (Pause), Break (Kero Kero Bonito song), Break (Enchant album), Break (EP), Break (Bottom), BREAK (DOS command): Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. break, break: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  20. break: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  21. break: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  22. break (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  23. break: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  24. break: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  25. break: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. break: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  27. break: Wiktionary [home, info]
  28. break: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  29. break, Break: Wordnik [home, info]
  30. break, break: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  31. break: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  32. break: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  33. break: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  34. break, break: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  35. break: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]
  2. Break: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  3. break: Essentials of Music [home, info]
  4. Break: Epicurus.com Tea Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (14 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: WashingtonPost.com: Business [home, info]
  2. Break: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  3. break: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  4. Break: Investopedia [home, info]
  5. Break: Futures and Options Market Terminology [home, info]
  6. Break: Harvey Financial [home, info]
  7. Break: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  8. Break: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  9. Break: bizterms.net [home, info]
  10. break: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  11. break: E-Commerce and Marketing Dictionary of Terms [home, info]
  12. break: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  13. break: Webster's New World Finance & Investment Dictionary [home, info]
  14. Break: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Encyclopedia [home, info]
  2. break: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. break: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: Idioms [home, info]
  2. break: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. BREAK: GreenWeb Gardening Glossary [home, info]
  2. break: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. The Break, The Break: Urban Dictionary [home, info]
  2. break: The Folk File [home, info]
  3. Break: Totally Unofficial Rap [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Break: Sports Definitions [home, info]
  2. break: Golfer's Dictionary [home, info]
  3. break, break, break, break, Break: Hickok Sports Glossaries [home, info]
  4. break, Break: Sports Terms [home, info]
  5. Break: Tennis Glossary [home, info]
  6. Break: Croquet [home, info]
  7. Break: Cat Terms [home, info]
  8. Break: Backgammon [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. break: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]
  2. break: Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary [home, info]
  3. BREAK: Lake and Water Word Glossary [home, info]
  4. break: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]
  5. Break: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  6. break: Book Binding [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (break)

noun:  an escape from jail ("The breakout was carefully planned")
noun:  a sudden dash ("He made a break for the open door")
noun:  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity ("It was presented without commercial breaks")
noun:  (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving ("He was up two breaks in the second set")
noun:  the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
noun:  an unexpected piece of good luck ("He finally got his big break")
noun:  the occurrence of breaking ("The break in the dam threatened the valley")
noun:  any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare ("The break in the eighth frame cost him the match")
noun:  the act of breaking something ("The breakage was unavoidable")
noun:  some abrupt occurrence that interrupts ("There was a break in the action when a player was hurt")
noun:  breaking of hard tissue such as bone ("The break seems to have been caused by a fall")
noun:  a pause from doing something (as work) ("We took a 10-minute break")
noun:  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) ("They hoped to avoid a break in relations")
noun:  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
noun:  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
verb:  move away or escape suddenly ("Nobody can break out--this prison is high security")
verb:  change directions suddenly
verb:  invalidate by judicial action
verb:  of the male voice in puberty ("His voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir")
verb:  render inoperable or ineffective
verb:  interrupt a continued activity
verb:  cause the failure or ruin of ("This play will either make or break the playwright")
verb:  happen or take place ("Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months")
verb:  come forth or begin from a state of latency
verb:  give up ("Break cigarette smoking")
verb:  cause to give up a habit
verb:  vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
verb:  come to an end
verb:  become separated into pieces or fragments
verb:  destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
verb:  happen
verb:  weaken or destroy in spirit or body
verb:  prevent completion ("Break off the negociations")
verb:  change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
verb:  come into being
verb:  find the solution or key to ("Break the code")
verb:  find a flaw in ("Break an alibi")
verb:  undergo breaking
verb:  interrupt the flow of current in ("Break a circuit")
verb:  be released or become known; of news
verb:  diminish or discontinue abruptly
verb:  pierce or penetrate
verb:  become punctured or penetrated
verb:  break a piece from a whole ("Break a branch from a tree")
verb:  go to pieces
verb:  ruin completely
verb:  fall sharply
verb:  separate from a clinch, in boxing
verb:  make the opening shot that scatters the balls
verb:  destroy the completeness of a set of related items ("The book dealer would not break the set")
verb:  exchange for smaller units of money ("I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy")
verb:  force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up ("Break into tears")
verb:  be broken in ("If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress")
verb:  curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
verb:  emerge from the surface of a body of water
verb:  scatter or part
verb:  make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
verb:  enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
verb:  terminate ("Break a lucky streak")
verb:  surpass in excellence ("Break a record")
verb:  fracture a bone of
verb:  make submissive, obedient, or useful ("The horse was tough to break")
verb:  reduce to bankruptcy ("My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!")
verb:  fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
verb:  become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
verb:  cease an action temporarily ("Let's break for lunch")
verb:  do a break dance ("Kids were break-dancing at the street corner")
verb:  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
verb:  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
verb:  lessen in force or effect ("Break a fall")
verb:  break down, literally or metaphorically
verb:  act in disregard of laws and rules ("Break a law")
verb:  stop operating or functioning
verb:  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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