from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A period of recess, usually lasting one week, during the spring term at school.

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  • n. A time of vacation from school that occurs during the spring.

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  • n. a week or more of recess during the spring term at school


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  • With that, the gavel came down, and I could look forward to a superextended spring break at the federal correctional institution in scenic Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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  • Inspector Shoemaker is on hold while I deal with mid-term foolishness, but I hope to give him my full attention during spring break March 21-28.

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  • Sometimes I walk down the street (my "home" here is on a hill, if you can call fur­nished rooms in a rotting old brick house a home) and catch a glimpse of the Missouri River and remember those great days we had out on the Cape during spring break of our senior year.

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  • Although the series usually taped in New York, the producers had decided to film a special spring break episode in L.A., and my aunt, power agent Laurel Cordes, had managed to finagle auditions for Jacinda and me.

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  • I knew that Ferris’s spring break had been spent in Nan’s breakfast nook, outlining The Nan VanVleet Story, crafting a one-sentence summary and undermining me.

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