Definitions

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of break.
  • noun Plural form of break.

Etymologies

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Break + -s, third-person singular present tense conjugating suffix.

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Break + -s, pluralisation suffix.

Examples

  • Its substant ice curls freely, molds, and breaks itself like water, —breaks in waves, plastic like honey, crested lightly with a frozen spray; it winds tenderly about the rocky shore, and the granite, distintegrated into crumbs, flows on with it.

    Mrs. Knollys

  • Cause they should be fine unless you are HARD on your breaks, Madrigle. "* the underlieing accusation is that i'm a speed demon and thus am HARD on my breaks* This whole dynamic makes me feel tiny in stature, and well, I just don't like asking him about it.

    madrigle Diary Entry

  • When I'd come home over the term breaks I'd curl up for some quality TV time ... except, the commercials seemed longer and more inane than they ever had before.

    reddit.com: what's new online!

  • They claim it's clear that Spears sings "F-*-*-K me" repeatedly in the song's chorus - because that's what the title breaks down as.

    Entertainment - Female First

  • It sounds puzzling, until you realise the title breaks down as 'F.

    Entertainment - Female First

  • It sounds puzzling, until you realise the title breaks down as 'F. *.

    ContactMusic Ltd | Latest News

  • With surrealism this involves, presumably, finding a way to integrate a surrealisticpresentation with one's prior conceptions of the way things are: surrealism becomes an alternative vision of the world, one that breaks from the "normal" perceptions most of us share only to portray that world just as truthfully if more obliquely.

    Experimental Fiction

  • With surrealism this involves, presumably, finding a way to integrate a surrealisticpresentation with one's prior conceptions of the way things are: surrealism becomes an alternative vision of the world, one that breaks from the "normal" perceptions most of us share only to portray that world just as truthfully if more obliquely.

    Some Other Kind of Structure

  • One problem with using tax breaks is that tax distribution tables only take account of taxes.

    Tax Breaks vs. Subsidies, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • With surrealism this involves, presumably, finding a way to integrate a surrealisticpresentation with one's prior conceptions of the way things are: surrealism becomes an alternative vision of the world, one that breaks from the "normal" perceptions most of us share only to portray that world just as truthfully if more obliquely.

    November 2009

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