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English definition of “break”

break

noun [C]     /breɪk/
STOP A2 a pause in an activity, usually to rest or to eat: a coffee/tea break Take a break and come back after lunch.Pauses and interludes
HOLIDAY B1 a holiday or period of time away from work, school, etc: the spring break a weekend break to ParisPauses and interludesTime off workTourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
OPPORTUNITY a lucky opportunity: His big break came when he was offered a part in a TV series. Meeting Tom was my lucky break.Opportunity Freedom to actGood luck and bad luck
DAMAGE B1 a place where something has separated in an accident: a break in the boneSeparating and dividing
a break with sth the end of a relationship, connection, or way of doing something: a break with traditionEnding relationships and divorceCausing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of break noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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