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 History of this Word

"break" is from "brecan" (to shatter), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is verb

crash is a type of "break"

"break" is a type of action word


Separate into parts so it is no longer in original condition. Caused by a person or thing exerting force. It may be possible to put it back together.

Examples of how the word is used

break illustration Although most rocks are strong, they can still break into pieces.
break illustration "Ok, hope to see you soon" he said before he broke the connection.