Make and break

Make and break
Make and break Make and break (Elec.) Any apparatus for making and breaking an electric circuit; a circuit breaker. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • break — I. verb (broke; broken; breaking) Etymology: Middle English breken, from Old English brecan; akin to Old High German brehhan to break, Latin frangere Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to separate into parts with suddenness or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • break — breakable, adj. breakableness, n. breakably, adv. breakless, adj. /brayk/, v., broke or (Archaic) brake; broken or (Archaic) broke; breaking; n. v.t …   Universalium

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  • Break (music) — For other uses, see Break (disambiguation). Breakdown (music) redirects here. For other uses, see Breakdown (disambiguation). In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section or interlude during a song derived from or related to …   Wikipedia

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