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to make something separate into two or more pieces, for example by hitting or dropping it
to break because of being old or badly made
to break something suddenly into a lot of small pieces
to break something into very small pieces, or to be broken into very small pieces
to be completely destroyed by breaking into lots of very small pieces, for example as the result of an explosion
if something fragments or is fragmented, it breaks into a lot of separate pieces or parts
to break into small sharp pieces, or to make something do this
to break something to make smaller pieces
to break something noisily into many pieces by dropping or hitting it with a lot of force
to break suddenly into a lot of small pieces
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
the spirit of a dead person that someone sees or hears
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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