breaking point Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “breaking point” in the English Dictionary

"breaking point" in American English

See all translations

breaking pointnoun [C]

/ˈbreɪ·kɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/
the stage at which you lose control over yourself or over a situation: We’ve been working 18 hours a day and we are all at the breaking point.
(Definition of breaking point from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"breaking point" in Business English

See all translations

breaking pointnoun [U, S]

uk   us  
the stage at which a person, company, system, etc. loses control over a situation and can no longer deal with their problems: reach (a) breaking point As hospitals across Britain reach breaking point, NHS bosses have come up with a new plan.at/close to/stretched to (the) breaking point The city's transport system is already stretched to breaking point.
(Definition of breaking point from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “breaking point”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆发点, 失控点, 极限…
in Turkish kırılma noktası…
in Russian предел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆發點, 失控點, 極限…
in Polish granica wytrzymałości…
What is the pronunciation of breaking point?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More