Associations to the word «Breaking»

Wiktionary

BREAKING, verb. Present participle of break
BREAKING, noun. The act by which something is broken.
BREAKING, noun. (linguistics) A change of a vowel to a diphthong
BREAKING, noun. (music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones
BREAKING, noun. Break dancing
BREAKING AND ENTERING, noun. (idiomatic) (legal) The crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.
BREAKING BAD, verb. Present participle of break bad
BREAKING BALL, noun. (baseball) A curveball.
BREAKING BALLS, noun. Plural of breaking ball
BREAKING BREAD, verb. Present participle of break bread
BREAKING CAPACITY, noun. The current that a fuse, circuit breaker, or other electrical apparatus is able to interrupt without being destroyed or causing an electric arc with unacceptable duration.
BREAKING CHANGE, noun. (computing) A change in one part of a software system that potentially causes other components to fail; occurs most often in shared libraries of code used by multiple applications
BREAKING CHANGES, noun. Plural of breaking change
BREAKING DOWN, verb. Present participle of break down
BREAKING EVEN, verb. Present participle of break even
BREAKING IN, verb. Present participle of break in
BREAKING INTO, verb. Present participle of break into
BREAKING IT DOWN, verb. Present participle of break it down
BREAKING LOOSE, verb. Present participle of break loose
BREAKING NEWS, noun. News that has either just happened or is currently happening. Breaking news articles may contain incomplete information, factual errors, or poor editing because of a rush to publication.
BREAKING OFF, verb. Present participle of break off
BREAKING OUT, verb. Present participle of break out
BREAKING POINT, noun. (mechanics) The point at which the increasing strain in a material causes it to break
BREAKING POINT, noun. (figurative) A moment of crisis, particulary one precipitated by a "last straw"
BREAKING THE BANK, verb. Present participle of break the bank
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL, verb. Present participle of break the fourth wall
BREAKING THE ICE, verb. Present participle of break the ice
BREAKING UP, verb. Present participle of break up
BREAKING WATER, verb. Present participle of break water
BREAKING WHEEL, noun. (chiefly historical) A form of execution, among the ancient Europeans, in which the victim is fastened to a wheel and subjected to blows.

Dictionary definition

BREAKING, noun. The act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton