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break

noun (SPORT)    /breɪk/
[C] in tennis, a game won by the player who was not serving (= hitting the ball first): Murray must get another break (of serve) to win.Tennis and racket sports [C] in snooker and billiards, the number of points that a player gets during one turn at hitting the ballsSnooker, pool and billiards [singular] in football, an occasion when a defending team gains possession of the ball in its own half and attacks quickly into the opposing team's halfSnooker, pool and billiards
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