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Doctors and nurses worked 18 hours without a break.
A short nap can provide a much needed break from daily stress.
We decided to take a short break.
They usually go shopping during their lunch break.
I could do with a break (=I need one).
The art class is the only time I can get a break from the kids.
I decided to take a break from college and do some traveling.
the Easter/Christmas break
We'll be back after the break.
Clinton represented a decisive break after 12 years of Republican dominance.
a break with the past
a story about a woman who makes the break from an abusive relationship
There was a small break at the corner of the frame.
a lucky break
Kiefer's big break came with the movie Stand By Me.
This is the American English definition of break. View British English definition of break.
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