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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 went shopping in 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 travelling.
the Easter/Christmas break
They always play together during break.
We’ll be back after the break.
Blair represented a decisive break after eighteen years of Conservative government.
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 film Stand By Me.
This is the British English definition of break. View American English definition of break.