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English definition of “break”

break

verb [I or T, + adv/prep] (DIVIDE)    /breɪk/ (broke, broken)
to (cause something to) divide into two or more parts or groups: These enzymes break down food in the stomach (= cause food to separate into smaller pieces). I asked her to break her expenses down into food, travel and personal costs.Separating and dividing
(Definition of break verb (DIVIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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