[ breik ]发音:   用"break"造句
  • vt.
    (broke, 〔古语〕 brake; broken ,〔古语〕broke)
    1.毁坏,弄坏,损坏,毁损。 break a doll 弄坏洋囡囡。 break a sewing machine 损坏缝纫机。
    2.打破,碰破,撞破;打碎;折断;擦破;撕开。 break a bottle [cup] 打破瓶[杯]子。 break a vase to pieces 把花瓶打得粉碎。 break an arm 折断手臂。 break (off) a branc+更多解释...


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  1. A stormy applause broke out in the hall .
  2. It can break up a bad traffic snarl .
  3. At any moment they may break the veil .
  4. Demonstrators broke through the police cordon .
  5. She heard the tinkle of the broken lens .


  1. an escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"
    同义词:breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking
  2. any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; "the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"
    同义词:open frame
  3. a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door"
  4. the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
    同义词:breakage, breaking
  5. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
    同义词:interruption, disruption, gap
  6. (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
    同义词:break of serve
  7. the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  8. a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
    同义词:respite, recess, time out
  9. an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); "then there was a break in her voice"
  10. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
    同义词:rupture, breach, severance, rift, falling out
  11. an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
    同义词:good luck, happy chance
  12. the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley"
  13. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
  14. (geology) a crack in the earth''s crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth''s crust"
    同义词:fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture
  15. breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
  16. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    同义词:pause, intermission, interruption, suspension
  1. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
  2. diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient''s fever broke last night"
  3. fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
  4. fall sharply; "stock prices broke"
  5. make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"
    同义词:break in
  6. be broken in; "If the new teacher won''t break, we''ll add some stress"
  7. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
  8. render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
  9. become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
    同义词:separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
  10. destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"
  11. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
    同义词:crack, check
  12. happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
    同义词:recrudesce, develop
  13. prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
    同义词:break off, discontinue, stop
  14. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
  15. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
    同义词:dampen, damp, soften, weaken
  16. stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
    同义词:fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break down
  17. change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
  18. come into being; "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air"
  19. find the solution or key to; "break the code"
  20. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
  21. undergo breaking; "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"
  22. interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
  23. cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let''s break for lunch"
    同义词:pause, intermit
  24. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won''t reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
    同义词:unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, give away, let out
  25. be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
    同义词:get out, get around
  26. surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
  27. pierce or penetrate; "The blade broke her skin"
  28. become punctured or penetrated; "The skin broke"
  29. break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree"
    同义词:break off, snap off
  30. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
    同义词:wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
  31. ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
  32. separate from a clinch, in boxing; "The referee broke the boxers"
  33. make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  34. destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
    同义词:break up
  35. exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
  36. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
    同义词:burst, erupt
  37. do a break dance; "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"
    同义词:break dance, break-dance
  38. curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke"
  39. break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
    同义词:collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, founder
  40. emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke"
  41. scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
  42. make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one''s own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
  43. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
    同义词:break out, break away
  44. change directions suddenly
  45. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter''s fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
    同义词:bankrupt, ruin, smash
  46. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
    同义词:demote, bump, relegate, kick downstairs
  47. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
    同义词:separate, part, split up, split, break up
  48. invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken"
  49. interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
    同义词:break away
  50. cause the failure or ruin of; "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright"
  51. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
    同义词:transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach
  52. enter someone''s (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?"
    同义词:break in
  53. happen or take place; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"
  54. come forth or begin from a state of latency; "The first winter storm broke over New York"
  55. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
    同义词:violate, go against
  56. give up; "break cigarette smoking"
  57. cause to give up a habit; "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"
  58. vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"
  59. come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"


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