break /breɪk/ verb (past tense broke, past participle broken)
SEPARATE [I, T] › 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.195719741967
break your arm/leg, etc › to damage a bone in your arm/leg, etc
kolunu/bacağını kırmak Carolyn broke her leg in a skiing accident.1967589
NOT WORK [I, T] › 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?2503
break an agreement/promise/rule, etc › 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.1175
break the law › to do something illegal
yasayı ihlal etmek, kanuna uymamak2104
break the news to sb › to tell someone about something unpleasant that has happened
birine tatsız/hoş olmayan bir haberi vermek, felaket tellalı olmak Who's going to break the news to his wife?1152
break the silence › 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.1141
break a habit/routine, etc › to stop doing something that you usually do
bir alışkanlık/rutin vs. vazgeçmek, bırakmak934788
break a record › to do something faster, better, etc than anyone else
rekor kırmak He broke the world record for the 200m.1841
REST [I, T] › 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.1557
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 sunmak2521152
WEATHER [I] UK › If the weather breaks, it changes suddenly, and usually becomes worse.
(hava) bozulmak, kötüleşmek1513
VOICE [I] › When a boy's voice breaks, it becomes deeper and sounds like a man's voice.
erkeksi ve kalın ses çıkarmak, sesi kalınlaşmak142
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, yükselmek1530
STORM [I] › If a storm breaks, it starts suddenly.
(fırtına) çıkmak, meydana gelmek1513
break free/loose › to suddenly escape or become separate from something break away phrasal verb
kaçıp kurtulmak, serbest/başıboş kalmak, ayrılmak The prisoner broke free while the guards weren't looking.16221957
ESCAPE › to suddenly leave or escape from someone who is holding you
kaçıp kurtulmak, ansızın kaçmak, firar etmek, elinden kurtulmak1622
LEAVE GROUP › to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them break down phrasal verb
ayrılmak, grup üyesi olmaktan vazgeçmek Some members broke away to form a new political party.1957
MACHINE › If a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working.
bozulmak, çalışmamak, kırılmak, arıza yapmak My car broke down on the way to work.2503
COMMUNICATION › If a system, relationship, or discussion breaks down, it fails because there is a problem or disagreement.
(ilişki, tartışma, sistem) bozulmak, kötüye gitmek, başarısız olmak, çalışmamak Their marriage broke down after only two years.15551852634
CRY › to become very upset and start crying break sth down phrasal verb
sinirleri boşalmak, kötü hissetmek, canı sıkılmak, yıkılmak1077984
› to divide something into smaller, simpler parts break in phrasal verb
parçalamak, ayrıştırmak, küçük parçalara bölmek1957
› to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something break sth in phrasal verb
bir yere hırsızlık amacıyla zorla girmek; sözünü kesmek, araya girmek397
› to wear something new, usually shoes, for short periods of time to make them more comfortable break into sth phrasal verb
yeni bir şey giymek ve rahatlamak (bilhassa ayakkabı)19421336
USE FORCE › to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something
bir yere/araca hırsızlık amacıyla zorla girmek; sözünü kesmek, araya girmek The office has been broken into twice since Christmas.397
START › to suddenly start doing something break (sth) off phrasal verb
ansızın bir şeyi yapmaya başlamak The crowd broke into a cheer when he came on stage.1552
› to separate a part from a larger piece, or to become separate from something break off phrasal verb
bir şeyi ayırmak, koparıp almak/ayırmak He broke off a piece of chocolate.1957
› to suddenly stop speaking or doing something break sth off phrasal verb
ansızın konuşmayı kesmek, küsmek, konuşmamak She broke off in the middle of a sentence.78823281142
› to end a relationship break out phrasal verb
bir ilişkiyi bitirmek, son vermek She broke off the engagement just two weeks before the wedding.634
START › If a fire, war, disease, etc breaks out, it starts suddenly.
patlak vermek, birden meydana gelmek, ortaya çıkmak A fight broke out among the crowd.1552
ESCAPE › to escape from prison
hapisten kaçmak, firar etmek to break out of jail1622
break out in a rash/sweat, etc › to suddenly have spots or sweat (= salty liquid) appear on your skin575592 break through sth phrasal verb
› to force your way through something that is holding you back break (sth) up phrasal verb
(engelleri/kuşatmayı) yarıp geçmek Protesters broke through the barriers.1960
› to divide into many pieces, or to divide something into many pieces break up phrasal verb
parçalara ayırmak, paramparça etmek, bölmek The company has been broken up and sold.1957
PEOPLE › If people break up, they stop having a relationship or stop working together.
ayrılmak, ilişkiyi sonlandırmak, yolları ayrılmak He's just broken up with his girlfriend.634
SCHOOL UK › When schools or colleges break up, the classes end and the holidays begin.
sona ermek, öğretim sona ermek, tatile girmek4271384152376