breakable breakable  /b ˈreɪ kə bəl/


  1. (n) an article that is fragile and easily broken
  2. (adj) capable of being broken or damaged

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  1. Unlike most children, Prime Minister Abdul Rahman was keenly aware that his new toy was breakable.
  2. In person you felt he was almost breakable.
  3. The breakable object should be something that makes a satisfying smash, but not be so expensive or useful that the smasher feels remorse.



  1. "We're definitely underdogs, they finished way and above everyone else (after the round-robin stages) but we know they're breakable," Tuqiri told Sportal. "And we've certainly got a few things in line that can hopefully come into fruition and...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Lote Tuqiri Source: Planet Rugby

  2. Soon after, Swinton and Guadagnino set about creating a film based around a "very quiet person [in] an environment breakable by the revolution of love," said Swinton, inspired by the tragic heroines of Flaubert and Tolstoy, but also of the great...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Tilda Swinton Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. The animal "bit me severely," Barnum wrote. "I shrieked with pain, straightened my neck, first, then my back, then my legs, overthrew the table, smashed every breakable article upon it and rushed behind the curtain! The squirrel galloped off...
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: PT Barnum Source: Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

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