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How to sign: break down, literally or metaphorically
"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";

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collapse in ASL Watch how to sign collapse in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: collapse, fall in, cave in, give way, founder, give

Categories: change

Within this category: break, buckle, flop, implode, slump

break

How to sign: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
"The glass cracked when it was heated";

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crack code in ASL Watch how to sign crack code in American Sign Language
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crack nut in ASL Watch how to sign crack nut in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: crack, check

Categories: change

Within this category: crack

break

How to sign: stop operating or functioning
"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";

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Similiar / Same: go bad, conk out, fail, give way, die, give out, break down, go

Categories: change

Within this category: blow out, crash, malfunction, misfire

break

How to sign: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
"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;

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disclose in ASL Watch how to sign disclose in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: disclose, let on, divulge, give away, expose, reveal, let out, impart, discover, bring out

Categories: tell

Within this category: betray, blackwash, blow, come out of the closet, confide, leak, muckrake, out, reveal, spill the beans, spring

break

How to sign: reduce to bankruptcy
"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him";

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Similiar / Same: bankrupt, ruin, smash

Categories: impoverish

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How to sign: an escape from jail
"the breakout was carefully planned";

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Similiar / Same: breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking

Categories: escape, flight

break

How to sign: a pause from doing something (as work)
"we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate";

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Similiar / Same: time out, respite, recess

Categories: pause

Within this category: spring break

break

How to sign: act in disregard of laws and rules
"offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law";

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Similiar / Same: transgress, infract, breach, offend, violate, go against

Categories: disrespect

Within this category: conflict, sin, sin, trespass, trespass

break

How to sign: prevent completion
"stop the project"; "break off the negociations";

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Similiar / Same: break off, discontinue, stop

Categories: end, terminate

Within this category: bog down, fracture, interrupt

break

How to sign: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant";

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See also: bump off, murder, slay, polish off, dispatch, remove, hit

Similiar / Same: demote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump

Categories: assign, delegate, depute, designate

Within this category: reduce

break

How to sign: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

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Categories: shot, stroke

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How to sign: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
"he was up two breaks in the second set";

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Similiar / Same: break of serve

Categories: score

break

How to sign: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
"This sentence violates the rules of syntax";

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Similiar / Same: violate, go against

Within this category: fly in the face of

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