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People were throwing stones and several windows were broken.
Break the spaghetti in half and put it into the boiling water.
If you break the speed limit, the penalties are severe.
I don't care what your reasons are. The fact is you're breaking the law.
a campaign of violence and intimidation, that eventually broke the opposition's will
Twenty years in prison had not broken his spirit.
He was back in France when the news broke.
For some days after the scandal broke, the press could find out nothing about him.
Everyone must work together to break the cycle of violence.
Their goal was to break the monopoly of the state telecoms corporation.
The meeting went on late into the night in an attempt to break the deadlock.
They are determined to break the army's hold on power.
This is the British English definition of break. View American English definition of break.
an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing