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b roh kuhn

  • 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
    She had broken with the traditional patterns
  • 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
    The flat plain was broken by tall mesas
  • 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
  • v  cause the failure or ruin of
  • v  invalidate by judicial action
    The will was broken
  • v  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • v  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    He was broken down to Sergeant
  • 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
  • v  fall sharply
  • v  fracture a bone of
  • v  diminish or discontinue abruptly
  • v  weaken or destroy in spirit or body
    His resistance was broken
    a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death
  • a  physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    a broken mirror
    a broken tooth
    a broken leg
    his neck is broken
  • a  not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
    broken lines of defense
    a broken cable transmission
    broken sleep
    tear off the stub above the broken line
    a broken note
    broken sobs
  • s  subdued or brought low in condition or status
    a broken man
    his broken spirit
  • a  (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
    broken (or unkept) promises
    broken contracts
  • s  tamed or trained to obey
    a horse broken to the saddle
    this old nag is well broken in
  • s  topographically very uneven
    broken terrain
  • s  imperfectly spoken or written
    broken English
  • s  thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
    troops fleeing in broken ranks
  • s  weakened and infirm
    broken health resulting from alcoholism
  • s  destroyed financially
    the broken fortunes of the family
  • s  out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
    a broken washing machine
    the coke machine is broken
  • s  discontinuous
    broken clouds
    broken sunshine
  • s  lacking a part or parts
    a broken set of encyclopedia

  • Pinned under the wreckage, she dug her way out with two broken arms, a broken finger, a gunshot wound, torn knee ligaments, an eye glued shut with blood, and other injuries.

  • Sammy Sosa in
    To be clear, I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs,Sosa said in a prepared statement through his representative. "I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything. I have not broken the laws of the United...
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    It is clear that Sen. Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that he should now step down,McCain said. "I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will be spurred by these events to redouble their efforts to end this kind of...
  • Barack Obama in Houston Chronicle
    If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice ,Obama said.

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