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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of break.


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  • As the train breaked, he swung himself up and into the crutches, tall, lean, proud.


  • The battle of the verbs can be especially vexing for children, who are avid for rules when they learn a language -- rules that lead to errors such as "breaked" and "holded."

    Books on Language

  • ` ` It is nice when guys respond to the beck and call, '' said coach Pat Riley, who was most pleased by the energy brought on both ends of the court by Haslem and James Posey, who fast-breaked his way through a 12-point first half and finished with 16 points. - Basketball - Miami vs. Minnesota

  • (Children frequently find themselves in this position, for example, they invariably go through a phase in which they overgeneralize regular past tense verb endings to irregular verbs; their grammars generate the incorrect * I breaked it as well as the correct I broke it.)

    Innateness and Language

  • It has endured one of its most difficult seasons since Magic and Larry fast-breaked to its rescue more than two decades ago.

    Starr Gazing: May The Second Season Begin

  • Iverson was the one who remained accountable, who refused to hide the way co-captain Tim Duncan did, and who had willingly accepted his role as leader of an NBA all-star team with no pure playmaker, no pure shooter, and no pure plan as it fast-breaked its way into a no-win situation. - Iverson's a winner for not making excuses for loss

  • Buddy was running on one of the many walking trails here in Town when he got a stitch in his side, not understanding what was happening, he put his hands to his chest and said with a mournful look, "Mommy, my heart breaked!"

    Original blog edited

  • GV thing was the last straw for me, i jail breaked my iphone yesterday, running apps in the background alone makes it worthwhile reply

    Fed Up, A Popular Mac Developer Quits The iPhone

  • “I breaked me leg!” he howled soon after the snap of bone echoed through the room, and then another equine form came charging through, inadvertently clipping the centaur and sending him skidding and spinning away.


  • Assertive phrases directed toward me started to breaked down my 'self' defense, I started feeling small.

    nisayon Diary Entry


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