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Pronunciation of Breaks: Learn how to pronounce Breaks in English correctly

Learn how to say Breaks correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word break:

verb (past broke /brəʊk/; past participle broken /ˈbrəʊkən/)
1separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain:
[no object]:
the rope broke with a loud snap
[with object]:
windows in the street were broken by the blast
sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body:
[with object]:
she had broken her leg in two places
[no object]:
what if his leg had broken?
[with object] cause a cut or graze in (the skin):
the bite had scarcely broken the skin
make or become inoperative:
[no object]:
the machine has broken and they can’t fix it until next week
[with object]:
he’s broken the video
[no object] (of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be discharged when the sac is ruptured in the first stages of labour:
she realized her waters had broken
[with object] informal open (a safe) forcibly.
[with object] use (a banknote) to pay for something and receive change out of the transaction:
she had to break a tenner
[no object] (of two boxers or wrestlers) come out of a clinch, especially at the referee’s command:
I was acting as referee and telling them to break
[no object] make the first stroke at the beginning of a game of billiards, pool, or snooker.
[with object] unfurl (a flag or sail).
[with object] succeed in deciphering (a code):
ciphers are easily broken by the new wonder machines
[with object] disprove (an alibi).
2 [with object] interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course):
the new government broke the pattern of growth
his concentration was broken by a sound
put an end to (a silence) by speaking or making contact:
it was some time before he broke the silence
chiefly British make a pause in (a journey):
we will break our journey in Venice
[no object] stop proceedings in order to have a pause or vacation:
at mid-morning they broke for coffee
lessen the impact of (a fall):
she put out an arm to break her fall
disconnect or interrupt (an electric circuit):
a multimeter able to measure current without having to break the circuit under test
stop oneself being subject to (a habit):
try to break the habit of adding salt at the table
surpass (a record):
the film broke box office records in the US
3 [with object] fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement):
the council says it will prosecute traders who break the law
a legally binding contract which can only be broken by mutual consent
fail to continue with (a self-imposed discipline):
diets started without preparation are broken all the time
4 [with object] crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of:
the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them
[no object] (of a person’s emotional strength or control) give way:
her self-control finally broke
destroy the power of (a movement or organization):
strategies used to break the union
destroy the effectiveness of (a strike), typically by moving in other people to replace the striking workers:
a government threat to use the army to break the strike
5 [no object] undergo a change or enter a new state, in particular:
(of the weather) change suddenly, especially after a fine spell:
the weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky
(of a storm) begin violently:
when all were aboard, the storm broke
(of dawn or a day) begin as the sun rises:
dawn was just breaking
(of clouds) move apart and begin to disperse:
on the seventh of September the clouds broke for the first time
(of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam:
the Caribbean sea was breaking gently on the shore
(of a person’s voice) falter and change tone, due to emotion:
her voice broke as she relived the experience
(of a boy’s voice) change in tone and register at puberty:
after his voice broke, he left the choir
Phonetics (of a vowel) develop into a diphthong, under the influence of an adjacent sound.
(of prices on the stock exchange) fall sharply.
6 [no object] (of news or a scandal) suddenly become public:
since the news broke I’ve received thousands of wonderful letters
[with object] (break something to) make bad news known to (someone):
he was trying to break the terrible news gently to his father
7 [no object, with adverbial] (chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction:
Mitchell won possession and broke quickly, allowing Hughes to score
(of a bowled cricket ball) change direction on bouncing, due to spin.
Sport (of the ball) rebound unpredictably:
the ball broke to Craig but his shot rebounded from the post