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Some kids who were throwing rocks broke several of the windows.
Break the spaghetti in half and put it into the boiling water.
If you break the speed limit, the penalties are severe.
I don't care what your reasons are. The fact is you're breaking the law.
a campaign of violence and intimidation, that eventually broke the opposition's will
Twenty years in prison had not broken his spirit.
He was back in France when the news broke.
For some days after the scandal broke, the press couldn't find him.
Everyone must work together to break the cycle of violence.
Their goal was to break the monopoly of the state telecoms corporation.
The meeting went on late into the night in an attempt to break the deadlock.
They are determined to break the army's hold on power.
This is the American English definition of break. View British English definition of break.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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