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English definition of “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 Paris Pauses 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 bone Separating and dividing
a break with sth the end of a relationship , connection , or way of doing something: a break with tradition Ending 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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