Bedeutung von "break" Essential amerikanisches Englisch Wörterbuch


verb us /breɪk/ (past tense broke, past participle broken)

A2 to separate into two or more pieces, or to make something separate into two or more pieces:

They had to break a window to get in.

A2 to damage a bone in your body:

She broke her leg in the accident.

A2 to stop working or to make something stop working:

Who broke the TV?

B1 to stop an activity and have a short rest:

Let’s break for five minutes.

to not do something that you should do:

I don’t like to break promises.

to come to an end or make something come to an end:

Eventually someone spoke, breaking the silence.
break the law

to do something that the law says you must not do

(Definition von "break verb" von Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)