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a weak building, bridge, or other structure is one that is likely to break under a lot of pressure
easy to break or damage
not strong and therefore likely to be damaged or destroyed
a brittle substance or object is hard and can easily break into pieces
badly built or made, and so likely to break easily
breaking easily into very small pieces
a breakable object will break easily if you are not careful with it
easily damaged by something negative or harmful
easily broken into smaller pieces
easy to damage or destroy by any small changes
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a reddish-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and used for colouring hair or skin
moving with rhythm, together as one
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