- "They did not know who broke the glasses"
- "They say she broke his heart"
- "Don't break the rope!"
- "A cry broke from her lips"
- "She dropped the cup and it broke"
- "I have never been able to break him off the habit of smoking in my office"
- "Her voice broke with emotion"
- "His voice broke into a falsetto"
- slå över
- "Break a blood vessel"
- "The ice broke the pipe"
- "He broke his chains"
- "Break the bank"
- "They decided to break the peace, to prepare a new war"
- "You are breaking the law!"
- "break a law"
- "let's break for lunch"
- "break a lucky streak"
- "break a fall"
- "All right, let's break for a while"
- göra paus
- "All could hear the bowstring break"
- "My heart is breaking when I see you with him"
- "We must break the vicious circle of poverty"
- "The day is breaking"
become separated into pieces or fragments
- "The figurine broke"
- gå sönder
render inoperable or ineffective
- "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
- ha sönder
destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
- "She broke the match"
- "He broke the glass plate"
scatter or part
- "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
interrupt a continued activity
- "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
- "The flat plain was broken by sharply mesas"
- bli avbruten
stop or interrupt
- "We had to break our plans for a trip to China"
- "He broke the engagement"
divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting
- "break the crackers"
- "break the loaf of bread"
go to pieces
- "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
- "The gears wore out"
- "The lawn mower finally broke"
- gå sönder
change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
- "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
- "We broke at noon"
- göra en paus
- "They were forced to break cover"
- "The spy who broke the code"
- "There are many training methods to break a dog"
- "The horse was tough to break"
- "Sofia broke into tears when she saw Father Christmas"
- falla i
- "When I picked it up the handle broke off"
- gå av
- "I broke a tooth"
- bita av
- "Peter broke the precious vase"
- "His parents were forced to break into the capital"
- tära på
move away or escape suddenly
- "Three inmates broke jail"
- "The horses broke from the stable"
- bryta sig ur
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
- "break into tears"
- brista ut i
come into being
- "Voices broke in the air"
- "light broke over the horizon"
- bryta ut
come to an end
- "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
- slå om
cause to give up a habit
- "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"
- ge upp
come forth or begin from a state of latency
- "The first winter storm broke over New York"
invalidate by judicial action
- "The will was broken"
emerge from the surface, as of fish in water
- "The whales broke"
exchange for smaller units of money
- "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
- växla [ allmänt ]
destroy the completeness of a set of related items
- "The book dealer would not break the set"
- slå sönder
separate from a clinch, in boxing
- "The referee broke the boxers"
find a flaw in: "break an alibi"
find the solution or key to
- "break the code"
of the male voice in puberty
- "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
- vara i målbrottet
- "stock prices broke"
diminish or discontinue abruptly
- "The patient's fever broke last night"
make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing (military usage)
- "The ranks broke"
curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
- "The surf broke"
be broken in
- "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"
give up: "break cigarette smoking"
happen or take place
- "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months (informal)"
cause the failure or ruin of
- "This play will either make or break the playwright"
- "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"
change directions suddenly
make the opening shot that scatters the balls, in billiards or pool
pierce the surface of
- "The fish broke the water"
become punctured or penetrated: "The skin broke"
pierce or penetrate
- "The blade broke her skin"
be released or become known; of news
- "News of her death broke in the morning"
- "The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"
happen, as of an event
- "The weather broke quickly"
- växla [ meteorologi ]
interrupt the flow of current in
- "break a circuit"
weaken or destroy in spirit or body
- "For a hero loves the world till it breaks him --Yeats"
not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
- "broken sobs"
- "a broken note"
- "tear off the stub above the broken line"
- "broken sleep"
- "a broken cable transmission"
- "broken lines of defense"
subdued or brought low in condition or status
- "his broken spirit"
- "a broken man"
(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
- "broken contracts"
- "broken (or unkept) promises"
- [ hygien ]
tamed or trained to obey
- "this old nag is well broken in"
- "A horse broken to the saddle"
topographically very uneven
- "broken water"
- "broken terrain"
imperfectly spoken or written
- "broken English"
thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
- "troops fleeing in broken ranks"
weakened and infirm
- "broken health resulting from alcoholism"
- "the broken fortunes of the family"
out of working order; (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken' as in "the coke machine is busted")
- "the coke machine is broken"
- "a broken washing machine"
- "broken sunshine"
- "broken clouds"
- ostadig [ meteorologi ]
lacking a part or parts
- "a broken set of encyclopedia"