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b ray king

  • n  the act of breaking something
  • v  terminate
  • v  become separated into pieces or fragments
  • v  render inoperable or ineffective
  • v  ruin completely
  • v  destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  • v  act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • v  move away or escape suddenly
  • v  scatter or part
  • v  force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • v  prevent completion
  • v  enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  • v  make submissive, obedient, or useful
  • v  fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  • v  surpass in excellence
  • v  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • v  come into being
  • v  stop operating or functioning
  • v  interrupt a continued activity
  • v  make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  • v  curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  • v  lessen in force or effect
  • v  be broken in
  • v  come to an end
  • v  vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  • v  cause to give up a habit
  • v  give up
  • v  come forth or begin from a state of latency
  • v  happen or take place
    Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months
  • v  cause the failure or ruin of
  • v  invalidate by judicial action
  • v  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • v  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • v  reduce to bankruptcy
  • v  change directions suddenly
  • v  emerge from the surface of a body of water
  • v  break down, literally or metaphorically
  • v  do a break dance
  • v  exchange for smaller units of money
  • v  destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  • v  make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  • v  separate from a clinch, in boxing
  • v  go to pieces
  • v  break a piece from a whole
  • v  become punctured or penetrated
  • v  pierce or penetrate
  • v  be released or become known; of news
  • v  cease an action temporarily
  • v  interrupt the flow of current in
  • v  undergo breaking
  • v  find a flaw in
  • v  find the solution or key to
  • v  change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
  • v  happen
  • v  become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  • v  crack; of the male voice in puberty
    his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir
  • v  fall sharply
  • v  fracture a bone of
  • v  diminish or discontinue abruptly
  • v  weaken or destroy in spirit or body

  • Different horse trainers have different methods of breaking a colt.
  • It was the spring of 1948, the year after Jackie changed my life by breaking baseball's color line.
News & Articles

  • Breaking ground
    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Petsafe JefFurson Dog Park in Texarkana Ark., is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to the short ceremony that will give them a chance to see the sign being constructed at the park’s entranceway, said Chrystal Sl...
    June 22, 2013 - Texarkana Gazette
  • 'Breaking Bad': Anna Gunn talks of end times and Skyler's swim
    With "Breaking Bad" returning Aug. 11 for the last half of its fifth season, Anna Gunn dropped by to talk about the show's end and the first batch of episodes that ended last year.
    June 21, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • BREAKING: Body surfaces in Codorus Creek
    BREAKING: Crews have confirmed a body has surfaced in the Codorus Creek in York. Our crew on the scene says the body surfaced in the creek near the Waterway Bar and Grill along Philadelphia Street. We will update with more information as we get it.
    June 21, 2013 - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  • Costas Karamanlis in 940 News
    So many fires breaking out simultaneously in so many parts of the country cannot be a coincidence,Karamanlis said in a nationally televised address. "The state will do everything it can to find those responsible and punish them."
  • Rick Pitino in USA Today
    Everything that's been printed, everything that's been reported and everything that you're showing and breaking in with on a day when Ted Kennedy died is 100% a lie,Pitino said. "A lie. All of this has been a lie and a total fabrication of...

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