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verb
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    to fail to obey a rule or law

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      to not do something that you promised or agreed to do

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    to make a hole or cut in the surface of something

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    to stop what you are doing for a short period of time

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    when day breaks, it starts to get light in the morning

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    if a storm breaks, it starts

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    if a boy's voice breaks, it becomes deeper and he starts to sound like a man

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      if someone's voice breaks, they become unable to speak clearly, usually because they are upset

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    if waves break, they reach their highest point and start to fall

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    mainly literary if someone's fever breaks, it starts to become less severe

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