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:

    The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, “That is all there was!” But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.
    John Gay (1685–1732)

    If you are not willing to lose all the labour you have been at to break the will of your child, to bring his will into subjection to yours that it may be afterward subject to the will of God, there is one advice which, though little known, should be particularly attended. . . . It is this; never, on any account, give a child anything that it cries for. . . . If you give a child what he cries for, you pay him for crying: and then he will certainly cry again.
    John Welsley (18th century)