Dictionary definition for: Break
21. (v) enter someone''s 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!"
29. (v) 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
32. (v) 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"
51. (v) 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"
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