breaking
breaking reaking adj. 1. p. pr. & vb. n. of {break}, v. i. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Journalism) Still happening or becoming known at the present time; -- used of news reports; as, breaking news; a breaking story. [PJC]


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  • breaking — Forcibly separating, parting, disintegrating, or piercing any solid substance. In the criminal law as to housebreaking and burglary, it means the tearing away or removal of any part of a house or of the locks, latches, or other fastenings… …   Black's law dictionary

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