cause a thing to come into two or more pieces, either on purpose or by chance
fail to fulfil (an agreement), keep (a promise), or obey (a law)
come to an end in some way; interrupt
do better than
fail, be destroyed, or suffer a complete loss
dawn, come suddenly into being
opening by made breaking
a pause for rest between activities
change or interruption in sth continuous
an escape especially from prison
"the telephone is an annoying interruption"
"there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
"he finally got his big break"
"they built it right over a geological fault"
"he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
"we took a 10-minute break"
"he took time out to recuperate"
"the breakage was unavoidable"
"it was a nasty fracture"
"the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
"the break in the dam threatened the valley"
"then there was a break in her voice"
"he was up two breaks in the second set"
"it was presented without commercial breaks"
"there was a gap in his account"
"he made a break for the open door"
"the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"
"the breakout was carefully planned"
"She interrupted her pregnancy"
"break a lucky streak"
"break the cycle of poverty"
"The figurine broke"
"The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
"You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
"He busted my radio!"
"He broke the glass plate"
"She broke the match"
"offend all laws of humanity"
"violate the basic laws or human civilization"
"break a law"
"break a promise"
"The horses broke from the stable"
"Three inmates broke jail"
"Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
"The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
"break into tears"
"erupt in anger"
"stop the project"
"break off the negotiations"
"Someone broke in while I was on vacation"
"They broke into my car and stole my radio!"
"who broke into my account last night?"
"The horse was tough to break"
"I broke in the new intern"
"This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
"She bettered her own record"
"break a record"
"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"
"The actress won't reveal how old she is"
"bring out the truth"
"he broke the news to her"
"unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
"light broke over the horizon"
"Voices broke in the air"
"The engine finally went"
"The car died on the road"
"The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"
"The coffee maker broke"
"The engine failed on the way to town"
"her eyesight went after the accident"
"She had broken with the traditional patterns"
"The ranks broke"
"The surf broke"
"soften a shock"
"break a fall"
"If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"
"The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
"The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"
"She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes"
"break cigarette smoking"
"The first winter storm broke over New York"
"Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"
"His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"
"This play will either make or break the playwright"
"The will was broken"
"The business partners broke over a tax question"
"The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
"My friend and I split up"
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"
"He was broken down to Sergeant"
"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"
"The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
"The whales broke"
"The wall collapsed"
"The business collapsed"
"The dam broke"
"The roof collapsed"
"The wall gave in"
"The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
"Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"
"I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
"The book dealer would not break the set"
"The referee broke the boxers"
"The lawn mower finally broke"
"The gears wore out"
"The old chair finally fell apart completely"
"break a branch from a tree"
"The skin broke"
"The blade broke her skin"
"News of her death broke in the morning"
"We pause for station identification"
"let's break for lunch"
"break a circuit"
"The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages"
"break an alibi"
"break down a proof"
"break the code"
"Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
"Report the news as it develops"
"These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
"The glass cracked when it was heated"
"his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
"stock prices broke"
"I broke my foot while playing hockey"
"The patient's fever broke last night"
"His resistance was broken"
"a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
The last of the sun came through in the breaks between the strips of matting.
出自： E. Hemingway
We cannot hear a break between sounds of less than one tenth of a second.
出自： D. Attenborough
He noticed..a break in the wall of buildings.
出自： J. Cheever
A natural Inclination to break Windows.
I've broke my trusty battle-axe.
出自： Sir W. Scott
Once I broke four gramophone records over his head.
出自： N. Coward
Break the three eggs into a mixing bowl.
They attempted to break away to form an independent state.
他们企图分裂出去成立一个独立的国家。 break away from sb/sth
The criminal broke away from the policemen who were holding him.
The prisoner broke away from his guards while being taken to another jail.
He was unable to break away from their grip.
他无法从他们手里脱逃。 break away from sb/sth
He broke away from all his old friends.
He broke away from his family and has gone to live in Australia.
He has already broken away from the Party.
Fortunately, he broke away from that lawless group years ago.
幸而几年前他就脱离了那个不法集团。 break away from sth
We must break away from convention and adopt as many advanced techniques as possible in order to build our country into a powerful modern state in not too long a historical period.
Modern music has broken away from 18th century rules.
The car broke down on the way.
Her telephone had broken down.
The washing machine seems to have broken down again.
The elevator broke down and we had to walk up to the tenth floor.
Telephone communication with all but a few outposts has broken down.
除了几个前哨据点外,与所有地方的电话联系都已中断。 break sth ⇔ down
By then the gate was being broken down.
那时候大门快要被砸开了。 break sth ⇔ down
John broke down the washing machine.
After a frank exchange of ideas, the two of them finally broke down their long-standing prejudice against each other and became friends again.
开诚布公地交换思想之后,他们两人终于解开了长期存在的疙瘩,重归于好。 break down into sth
The newly published booklet breaks down into three parts.
The figures break down into several kinds, showing us different ways of looking at the firm's activities.
这些数字分成几类,为我们显示了观察该公司活动的几种不同方法。 break sb/sth ⇔ down into sth
We broke down the students into several small groups when we have oral class.
In drafting the outline, please break it down into three parts.
Chemicals in the body break down our food into useful substances.
The figures must be broken down into several lists.
Water is readily broken down into hydrogen and oxygen.
水可以很容易地分解为氢和氧。 break down
He broke down under the strain of his position.
Peter broke down and was unable to work for a year.
Your health will break down if you work too hard.
His health has broken down completely.
The old man's health broke down after a serious illness.
那位老人生一场大病后,健康衰退了。 break down
She broke down at the news of her mother's death.
She broke down when she heard the news, but quickly recovered.
Peter broke down and wept when he saw the deer that he had shot.
The speaker's words were so moving that Mrs. Smith broke down and had to leave the room.
讲话人的言辞非常动人,使史密斯太太痛哭起来,最后她只好离开会场。 break sth ⇔ down
By helpful kindness the teacher broke down the new boy's shyness.
The teacher helped her break down her shyness.
The obstacle was finally broken down.
阻力终于被克服了。 break down
Our plans have broken down.
His plan broke down when it was put into practice because he had not given enough attention to details.
Talks have broken down over the disputed territory.
谈判由于领土争论而破裂了。 break sth ⇔ down
We have broken down the resistance of the enemy.
They broke down all opposition.
I could have told the story better if so many people had not broken in.
假如没有那么多人插嘴,我的故事还能讲得更好些。 break in on〔upon〕 sth
I'm sorry to break in on your private thought, but I think we should get on with some work.
Now and then a bird's song broke in upon the silence of the wood.
The man rushed in and broke in on our conversation.
那人跑进来,打断了我们的谈话。 break in
We were watching TV when he broke in.
He broke in and stole my money.
The policemen broke in and found the old man dead in his chair.
警察破门而入,发现老人坐在椅子上死了。 break in
It takes a new secretary one month to break in.
The young athletes are breaking in well.
那些年轻的运动员正受到很好的训练。 break sb/sth ⇔ in
They are going to break in the apprentice as a lathe operator.
Two weeks in the new office should be enough to break you in.
Don't drive the new car too fast; I'm still breaking it in.
When horses are about six months old, they have to be broken in.
马长到六个月左右就得训练。 break in
Two hundred more new recruits broke in at the steel plant last year.
The firemen could enter the burning house only by breaking in the door.
Last night a burglar broke into my house.
The thief broke into the house in broad daylight.
We had to break into the house as we had lost the key.
The thief broke into my house and stole my wife's furcoat.
Bandits broke into our house and stole all our money.
Last night somebody broke into Mr.White's house and took away a lot of things.
A thief can break into a car in under ten seconds.
Burglars broke into the art gallery through the roof, shinnied down the rope and stole five valuable paintings.
Burglars broke into the empty flat while the tenants were away on holidays.
The guerrillas broke into the armoury and carried off 22 rifles.
Thieves have broken into some of the pyramids and taken away many of the treasure to foreign countries.
He can't have done it.Someone broke into the bank around 6.30 and he was with me at the time.QED.
The cattle broke into the wheat field and did much damage.
The police surprised a burglar breaking into a store.
He was caught in the act of breaking into the house.
This box looks as if it's been broken into.
Three houses in our street have been broken into this week.
The policemen found that the house had been broken into and everything stolen.
警察发现房子被砸破,里面的一切都被偷走了。 break into sth
She is trying to break into journalism.
The company is having difficulty breaking into new markets.
该公司在打入新市场时遇到困难。 break into sth
He broke into our meeting.
Her mother's voice broke into her thoughts.
He became so pensive that she didn't like to break into his thoughts.
Don't break into their conversation; they are discussing something important.
My aunt's regular visits break into my weekend.
我姑母的不断来访打扰我度周末。 break into sth
I didn't want to break into a twenty-pound note.
I had to break into my savings to pay for the trip.
I shall have to break into my savings to pay for the holiday.
Not unless there was an emergency would she break into that precious hoard of hers.
不到紧急时,她不动用她宝贵的储存。 break into sth
5When he saw me he broke into a run.
5Catching sight of her,Jack broke into a run.
5He broke into a run when he saw the police.
5He had broken into a trot.
5As soon as they smelled grass,the cows broke into a trot.
5When the horses reached the field they broke into a brisk trot.
5The horses broke into a mad gallop when they heard the gunshot.
5The runners broke into a sprint a few hundred yards from the finish.
5I felt frisky,as if I might break into a dance.
5As I grew more afraid,I broke into a cold sweat.
5Her face broke into a huge smile.
5The old man’s face broke into a grin.
5The audience broke into applause.
5The audience broke into rapturous applause.
5The crowd broke into loud cheers when the President's car appeared.
5The visitors broke into exclamations of wonder when they saw the magnificent Great Wall.
The singers broke into song.
6After a long silence,she broke into a laugh.
6When I told him the story,he broke into a laugh.
6When I told them my story the girls broke into tears.
当我给女孩子们讲了我的身世后,她们都哭起来了。 break sth into sth
7The cake just broke into pieces when I cut it.
7Mary broke the chocolate into pieces, one for each person.
7His sleeve caught the glass.It fell and broke into pieces.
7The crew escaped,but the ship was broken into pieces.
7The glass broke into hundreds of pieces.
7In some American schools,one school year is broken into three semesters.
We must break the child of his habit of biting his nails.
She broke me of getting up late.
The mother wants to break her child of sucking the thumb.
I am trying to break myself of smoking.
Several times I have made up my mind to break myself of smoking.
Many branches broke off in the strong wind.
The wing of the plane broke off in mid-air and plane crashed.
机翼在空中脱落,致使飞机坠毁。 break sth ⇔ off
He tried to break off the broken branch but failed in his attempt.
Try not to break off the iron-bar.You are not strong enough.
Mary broke off some of the chocolate to give to the children.
玛丽把巧克力掰开分给孩子们。 break off
I don't know why he broke off in the midst of his speech.
He broke off in the middle of his story.
We were discussing our plans, but had to break off when the telephone rang.
He broke off in the middle of a sentence.
Let's break off and have a cup of tea.
He was busy writing the article all the morning, only breaking off occasionally to have a cup of coffee.
They broke off for twenty minutes when the machine broke down.
机器出故障时,他们停止工作20分钟。 break sth ⇔ off
They broke off their conversation when they heard a strange sound.
Jim broke off telling the story to answer the telephone.
Those two countries have broken off relations again.
Greece broke off relations with Turkey.
We may break off relations with that country.
The famous anti-feudal and anti-imperialist May Fourth Movement broke out in Beijing in 1919.
A fire broke out in the lower story during the midnight and soon the whole building was in flames.
Warm applause broke out after his speech.
Something unexpected always breaks out in this area.
在这一地区总有意想不到的事情发生。 break sth ⇔ out
We had to break the door out to escape from the fire.
The child broke out in measles.
那孩子出麻疹。 break out in sth
He suddenly broke out in a rage of sobs and curses.
Mary broke out in loud laughter.
When they heard of the surrender of Nazi Germany, they broke out in tears and laughter.
当他们听说纳粹德国已投降时,激动得又是哭又是笑。 break out in a sweat
She was so scared that she broke out in a cold sweat.
When I thought that no one was coming back to save me,I broke out in a cold sweat.
When he heard the news that he was fired, he broke out in a sweat on his forehead.
Half an hour after taking the medicine, the patient broke out in a sweat and began to feel better.
The farmers working in the fields broke out in sweats under the hot sun.
The thief broke out of the prison and escaped.
The guerrilla fighter managed to break out of the room where he was imprisoned.
I should like to break out of this meaningless way of life.
Many playwrights have broken out of the old traditional straight jacket.
Will you break the news of Henry's death to his wife, or shall I?
You are not to break the matter to anybody.
He broke it to her gently that her son had been arrested.
They dare not break the sad news to her on account of her illness.
No one was anxious to break the news of the accident to the injured person's family.
What do you plan to do when school breaks up?
学校放假后你们打算做什么? break up
The cup fell on the cement floor and broke up.
When does the ice break up on the river?
河里的冰什么时候融化? break sth ⇔ up
The men in the garage will break up the old cars for their parts.
She broke the old furniture up and sold the wood.
她把旧家具砍成碎木块当柴火卖了。 break up
I hear that Jim and Mary are breaking up.
The husband and wife are always quarreling and their relations are breaking up.
The small country is going to break up with the superpower.
这个小国决定同超级大国决裂。 break sth ⇔ up
They were happy together, until the war came and broke up their home.
It was money trouble that broke up their marriage.
是为钱的事他们的婚姻才破裂的。 break up
When does your school break up?
We break up next week.
我们下周放假。 break up
The crowd broke up.
人群散开了。 break sth ⇔ up
They break up the meeting.
The reactionary police tried to break up the strikers' protest rally, but failed.
Divorce broke up a lot of families.
离婚拆散了许多家庭。 break up
He may break up under this trouble.
碰上这桩麻烦事,他可能会感到十分苦恼。 break sb ⇔ up
The terrible news will break him up.
这可怕的消息会使他极为痛苦。 break up
Peter just broke up when we told him what had happened.
我们告诉彼得发生了什么事情时,他简直乐坏了。 break sb ⇔ up
His story broke me up; I couldn't stop laughing.
The method of breaking up the whole into parts is often used in mathematics.
The job can be broken up into several activities, which provides some variety.
After his death, his land was broken up into areas suitable for building houses.
You ought to break this habit.
误 He had a fall on his way home and his leg was broken.
正 He had a fall on his way home and broke his left leg.
误 His house broke into last night and a lot of things were stolen.
正 His house was broken into last night and a lot of things were stolen.
析 break into意思是“闯入某地”,主语是物时,谓语动词须用被动结构。
误 Let's take break.
正 Let's take a break.