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breaks

noun , plural of break

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1 a momentary halt in an activity
  • there was a brief break after the first movement as the doors to the concert hall were opened and the latecomers were allowed in
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2 a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended
  • most of the students at the boarding school are going home for Christmas break
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holidays [chiefly British], hols [British], leaves, recesses, vacations

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3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • the rancher repaired the break in the fence where the horse had gotten through
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4 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place
  • in classic fashion, her big break came when, as an understudy, she took over for an ailing star
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5 an unexpected benefit or advantage resulting from the uncertain course of events
  • a guy who just seems to get all the breaks in life
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6 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement
  • a desperate break from that hellhole
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