Break

Break may refer to:

  • Break (locksmithing)
  • Recess (break), a general term for a period of time in which a group of people is temporarily dismissed from its duties
  • Break (work), time off during a shift
    • Coffee break, a daily social gathering for a snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business and industry
  • Annual leave (holiday/vacation), paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes
  • Break (music), a percussion interlude or instrumental solo within a longer work of music
  • Section break, in type setting
  • Commercial break, in television and radio

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Famous quotes containing the word break:

    I’m an empress.
    I wear an apron.
    My typewriter writes.
    It didn’t break the way it warned.
    Even crazy, I’m as nice
    as a chocolate bar.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    An ancient bridge, and a more ancient tower,
    A farmhouse that is sheltered by its wall,
    An acre of stony ground,
    Where the symbolic rose can break in flower,
    Old ragged elms, old thorns innumerable....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)