Translation of "break" - English-Turkish dictionary

break

verb uk us /breɪk/ (past tense broke, past participle broken)
SEPARATE [ I, T ]

A2 to separate into two or more pieces, or to make something separate into two or more pieces

kırmak
The vase fell on the floor and broke.
They had to break a window to get in.
break your arm/leg, etc

A2 to damage a bone in your arm/leg, etc

kolunu/bacağını kırmak
Carolyn broke her leg in a skiing accident.
NOT WORK [ I, T ]

A2 If you break a machine, object, etc, or if it breaks, it stops working because it is damaged.

bozulmak, çalışmamak, kırılmak
Who broke the video?
break an agreement/promise/rule, etc

B2 to not do what you should do according to an agreement/promise/rule, etc

antlaşma/söz/kural/ bozmak vb., ihlal etmek, uymamak
Police stopped him for breaking the speed limit.
break the law

B2 to do something illegal

yasayı ihlal etmek, kanuna uymamak
break the news to sb

to tell someone about something unpleasant that has happened

birine tatsız/hoş olmayan bir haberi vermek, felaket tellalı olmak
break the silence

B2 to make a noise, speak, etc and end a period of silence

sessizliği bozmak
The silence was broken by a sudden knock at the door.
break a habit/routine, etc

to stop doing something that you usually do

bir alışkanlık/rutin vs. vazgeçmek, bırakmak
break a record

B2 to do something faster, better, etc than anyone else

rekor kırmak
He broke the world record for the 200m.
REST [ I, T ]

B1 to stop the activity you are doing to have a short rest

ara vermek, nefes almak, teneffüs yapmak, mola vermek
Let's break for five minutes and have a drink.
BECOME KNOWN [ I, T ]

If news or a story breaks, or if someone breaks it, it becomes known by the public for the first time.

patlak vermek, acil haber olarak sunmak
WEATHER [ I ] UK

If the weather breaks, it changes suddenly, and usually becomes worse.

(hava) bozulmak, kötüleşmek
VOICE [ I ]

When a boy's voice breaks, it becomes deeper and sounds like a man's voice.

erkeksi ve kalın ses çıkarmak, sesi kalınlaşmak
WAVE [ I ]

When a wave breaks, it reaches its highest point as it moves towards the land, and then becomes flat and white.

dalga çıkmak, yükselmek
STORM [ I ]

If a storm breaks, it starts suddenly.

(fırtına) çıkmak, meydana gelmek
break free/loose

to suddenly escape or become separate from something

kaçıp kurtulmak, serbest/başıboş kalmak, ayrılmak
dawn/day breaks

When dawn (= early morning)/day breaks, the sky becomes lighter because the sun is rising.

gün ağarmak, şafak sökmek → See also break new ground , break sb's heart , break the ice , break the mould , break ranks

(Translation of “break verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)