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break(Fracture), verb burst, cave in, comminute, cut, destroy, fissure, fragment, hew, interpenetrate, interrumpere, penetrate, pierce, pulverize, puncture, rend, scatter, shatter, shiver, smash, splinter, stave in
Associated concepts: breakage, breaking a close, breaking and entering, burglary, forcible entry and detainer
break(Separate), verb cleave, crack, detach, disband, disconnect, disengage, disentangle, disintegrate, disjoin, dismantle, dispart, disperse, dissociate, disunite, force apart, force open, get free, get loose, incise, lop, open, part, rive, sever, split, split off, subdivide, sunder, take apart, take to pieces, unbind, unchain, unclinch, unfetter, unknot, unloose, untie
Associated concepts: break in occupancy, break in the chain of events
break(Violate), verb abscind, be derelict, be guilty of infraction, breach, defy, disobey, disregard, infringe, invade, neglect, trample upon, transgress, trespass
See also: abandon, absence, adjournment, alienation, argument, breach, cessation, cloture, controversy, damage, digression, disable, disagreement, disassociation, discontinue, estrangement, extension, halt, hiatus, impair, infringe, interrupt, interruption, interval, leave, lull, luxate, moratorium, part, pause, pendency, recess, remission, rend, respite, rift, schism, separate, separation, split, spoil, subdue, transition, violate