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English definition of “break”

break

verb (TENNIS)    /breɪk/ (broke, broken)
break serve (in tennis ) to win a game in which another player is serving (= hitting the ball first): Sampras broke Ivanisevic's serve in the second set.Tennis and racket sports
(Definition of break verb (TENNIS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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