breaking

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbreɪkɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(brāking)

From the verb break: (⇒ conjugate)
breaking is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

breaking
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Synonyms:
bursting, splitting, cracking, rending, riving, sundering, parting, severing, dissevering, exploding, erupting, shattering, splintering, fracturing, tearing, cleaving, snapping, separating, smashing, shivering, crashing, disintegrating, crumbling, collapsing, caving in, dispersing, busting, going to pot, ripping, fragmenting, rupturing
Antonyms:
strong , stable , solid , enduring , functioning
Sense: A fracture
Synonyms:
cleavage , rupture, separating, division , fracture, separation, split , dividing, rupturing, cleaving, fracturing, shattering, smashing, crushing, crack , fissure, tear , tearing, snapping, snap , compound fracture, open fracture, severing
Antonyms:
attachment , union , closure , closing , healing
Sense: A violation
Synonyms:
transgressing, breach , shattering, violating, violation, undoing, transgression, infraction, contravention, law-breaking, crime , infringement , offence, offense, disregard , trespass, sin , disobedience, nonobservance
Antonyms:
compliance , following , observance, conformity with


break
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Sense: Verb: shatter
Synonyms:
shatter , crack , fragment, burst , splinter , disintegrate, fracture
Sense: Verb: fall apart
Synonyms:
fall apart, come apart, break apart, break up, disintegrate, separate , fall to bits, fall to pieces
Sense: Verb: cause to break
Synonyms:
bust (informal), smash , shatter , fracture, separate , crack , split
Sense: Verb: break in two
Synonyms:
break in two, snap , split , crack sth open
Antonyms:
fix , put together, put back together, rebuild, repair , reconstruct
Sense: Verb: stop working
Synonyms:
stop working, stop functioning, pack up (UK, slang), go on the blink (UK, slang), go on the fritz (slang), conk out (slang), give out, die , fail , cut out, break down
Sense: Verb: violate
Synonyms:
violate, breach , infringe, disobey, disregard , defy , fracture, fail to observe, go against, transgress, contravene, flout, offend
Antonyms:
comply with, follow , conform to, obey, observe
Sense: Verb: interrupt
Synonyms:
interrupt , disrupt , interfere with
Antonyms:
continue , advance , proceed , drive , propel
Sense: Verb: take a break
Synonyms:
take a break, have a break (UK), take a breather (informal), pause , rest , stop , take five (slang)
Sense: Verb: surpass
Synonyms:
surpass , beat , top , one-up (informal), better , exceed , transcend, outdo, outstrip, eclipse, outshine
Sense: Verb: discontinue
Synonyms:
discontinue, end , cease , halt , cut off, cut out, shut off, break up, break off
Sense: Verb: give up - bad habits, etc.
Synonyms:
give up, quit , stop , kick (informal), shake , drop
Sense: Verb: tremble - voice
Synonyms:
tremble , falter , shake , stutter , waver, quiver , wobble , crack
Sense: Verb: divulge
Synonyms:
divulge, disclose , reveal , tell , say , let out, spill (informal), let slip (informal), make known, make sth public, release , announce
Antonyms:
keep secret, suppress , conceal , hide
Sense: Verb: decipher
Synonyms:
decipher, crack , work out, decrypt, unscramble, decode
Sense: Verb: subdue
Synonyms:
subdue , weaken , demoralize, demoralise (UK), dispirit, sap , suppress , cow , enfeeble, undermine
Sense: Verb: begin
Synonyms:
begin , commence , dawn , start
Antonyms:
stop , cease , conclude , end , finish
Sense: Noun: effect of breaking
Synonyms:
crack , split , fracture, fissure, rift , breach , rent
Antonyms:
patch , repair , closure , closing
Sense: Noun: gap
Synonyms:
gap , opening , separation, discontinuity, interval, void , hole
Sense: Noun: pause
Synonyms:
pause , lapse , lull , intermission, recess , letup (informal), let-up (informal)
Antonyms:
persistence, prolongation, extension , continuation
Sense: Noun: rest
Synonyms:
rest , breather, respite , downtime , time out, recess , playtime (UK), smoke-oh (AU, informal), cigarette break
Sense: Noun: time off
Synonyms:
time off, vacation (US), holiday (UK), trip , time away
Sense: Noun: stroke of luck - often plural
Synonyms:
stroke of luck, stroke of fortune, luck , lucky break, fortune
Antonyms:
bad luck, setback , hardship , misfortune, hard times
Sense: Noun: separation - couples
Synonyms:
separation, time apart, parting, breakup, break-up, split
Antonyms:
marriage , union , connection , friendship

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