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break

[breɪk] ( pt broke, pp broken )
noun
1. [gap, interruption]
 break in sthg [in clouds]   squarcio m tra qc
[in transmission]   interruzione f di qc
2. [fracture]   frattura f
3. [rupture, change]   rottura f
 break with sthg   rottura con qc
4. [pause, rest]   pausa f
 to have a break   fare una pausa
 to have a break from sthg/from doing sthg   interrompere un attimo qc/di fare qc
 without a break   senza interruzione
5. (UK) [at school]   intervallo m, ricreazione f
6. (inf) [luck, chance]   opportunità f
7. (liter) [of day]
 at break of day   allo spuntar del sole
8. COMPUT   break m inv


  

break

[breɪk] ( pt broke, pp broken )
transitive verb Conjugaison
1. [gen]   rompere
 to break one's leg   rompersi una gamba
2. [force a way through]   rompere
 to break sb's hold   liberarsi dalla presa di qn
3. [interrupt]   interrompere
4. [destroy, cause to fail]
 to break sb's spirit   demoralizzare qn
 to break sb's health   rovinare la salute a qn
 to break a habit   perdere un'abitudine
 to break a strike   porre fine a uno sciopero
 to break the deadlock   sbloccare la situazione
5. [fail to keep - rule, law]   infrangere
[ - promise]   non mantenere
[ - appointment]   mancare a
6. [record]   battere, infrangere
7. [tell]
 to break the news (of sthg to sb)   annunciare la notizia (di qc a qn)
8. TENNIS
 to break sb's serve   strappare il servizio a qn


  

break

[breɪk] ( pt broke, pp broken )
intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [come to pieces, stop working]   rompersi
2. [pause]   fare una pausa
3. [day]   sorgere
4. [weather]   cambiare di colpo
5. [wave]   infrangersi
6. [escape]
 to break loose or free   liberarsi
7. [voice - with emotion]   spezzarsi
[ - at puberty]   cambiare
8. [become known]   diffondersi
 to break even   chiudere in pareggio


  

break away


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [escape]   scappare
2. [end relationship]
 to break away (from sb)   rompere i legami (con qn)


  

break down


transitive verb separable Conjugaison
1. [destroy, demolish]   buttare giù
2. [analyse]   scomporre
3. [cause to decompose]   decomporre


  

break down


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [stop working]   rompersi
2. [end unsuccessfully]   fallire
3. [collapse, disintegrate]   crollare
4. [lose emotional control]   crollare
 to break down in tears   sciogliersi in lacrime
5. [decompose]   decomporsi


  

break in


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [enter by force]   entrare con effrazione
2. [interrupt]   interrompere
 to break in on sb/sthg   interrompere qn/qc


  

break in


transitive verb separable Conjugaison
1. [horse]   addestrare
2. [person]   insegnare a
3. [shoes]   far prendere la forma a


  

break into


transitive verb inseparable Conjugaison
1. [enter by force]   entrare con effrazione in
2. [begin suddenly]
 to break into song/applause/a run   mettersi di colpo a cantare/applaudire/correre
3. [become involved in]   entrare in


  

break off


transitive verb separable Conjugaison
1. [detach]   staccare
2. [put an end to]   interrompere


  

break off


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [become detached]   staccarsi
2. [stop talking]   interrompersi
3. [stop working]   fare una pausa


  

break out


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [begin suddenly]   scoppiare
2. [become covered]
 to break out in spots   riempirsi di foruncoli
 I broke out in a rash   mi è venuto uno sfogo
3. [escape]
 to break out (of)   evadere (da)


  

break through


transitive verb inseparable Conjugaison
[clouds, crowd]   aprirsi un varco in

  

break through


intransitive verb Conjugaison
[sun]   spuntare


  

break up


transitive verb separable Conjugaison
1. [separate into smaller pieces]   fare a pezzi
2. [bring to an end]   metter fine a


  

break up


intransitive verb Conjugaison
1. [separate into smaller pieces]   andare in pezzi
2. [come to an end]   finire
 the meeting broke up at 10 o'clock   la riunione è terminata alle 10
 John and I have broken up   io e John ci siamo lasciati
 when do you break up for Christmas?   quando cominciano le vacanze di Natale?
3. [crowd]   disperdersi


  

break with


transitive verb inseparable Conjugaison
  rompere con