Definitions For Break


  • An escape from jail
  • Any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
  • A sudden dash
  • The act of breaking something
  • An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  • (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
  • The opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  • A pause from doing something (as work)
  • An abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
  • A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • An unexpected piece of good luck
  • The occurrence of breaking
  • Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • Breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  • A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • A crack, hole, etc., that is caused by damage, injury, or pressure
  • An opening or space insomething : an opening that makes it possible for someone or something to enter or pass through something
  • Something that causes a change or interruption


  • Weaken or destroy in spirit or body
  • Diminish or discontinue abruptly
  • Fracture a bone of
  • Fall sharply
  • Make submissive, obedient, or useful
  • Be broken in
  • Crack; of the male voice in puberty
  • Render inoperable or ineffective
  • Become separated into pieces or fragments
  • Destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  • Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  • Happen
  • Prevent completion
  • Terminate
  • Lessen in force or effect
  • Stop operating or functioning
  • Change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
  • Come into being
  • Find the solution or key to
  • Find a flaw in
  • Undergo breaking
  • Interrupt the flow of current in
  • Cease an action temporarily
  • Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • Be released or become known; of news
  • Surpass in excellence
  • Pierce or penetrate
  • Become punctured or penetrated
  • Break a piece from a whole
  • Go to pieces
  • Ruin completely
  • Separate from a clinch, in boxing
  • Make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  • Destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  • Exchange for smaller units of money
  • Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • Do a break dance
  • Curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  • Break down, literally or metaphorically
  • Emerge from the surface of a body of water
  • Scatter or part
  • Make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  • Move away or escape suddenly
  • Change directions suddenly
  • Reduce to bankruptcy
  • Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • Invalidate by judicial action
  • Interrupt a continued activity
  • Cause the failure or ruin of
  • Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • Enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  • Happen or take place
  • Come forth or begin from a state of latency
  • Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  • Give up
  • Cause to give up a habit
  • Vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  • Come to an end
  • To separate (something) into parts or pieces often in a sudden and forceful or violent way
  • To cause (a bone) to separate into two or more pieces
  • To open suddenly especially because of pressure from inside

Is Break a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Break is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Break in a Sentence

  • She broke the cup when she dropped it on the floor.
  • Break the chocolate bar into pieces so that everyone can have some.
  • It is easiest to break a chain at its weakest link.
  • The tank is reinforced to prevent breaks and leaks.
  • There was a break in the hedge.
  • We waited for a break in the traffic.

Synonyms for Break

Antonyms for Break

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