break+to+pieces

  • 1 break to pieces — index destroy (efface) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 break to pieces — smash to pieces, break into fragments, shatter …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 3 break in pieces — split into pieces, fracture to bits, rupture to individual parts …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 4 break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 break up — Synonyms and related words: ablate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, amuse, analyze, anatomize, assay, atomize, be in stitches, beguile, better, bite the dust, break, break down, break into pieces, break open, break to pieces, burst …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 break up — verb 1. to cause to separate and go in different directions (Freq. 5) She waved her hand and scattered the crowds • Syn: ↑disperse, ↑dissipate, ↑dispel, ↑scatter • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 break up phrasal — verb 1 BREAK INTO PIECES (I, T) to break or make something break into many small pieces: The stricken tanker began to break up on the rocks. (break sth up): Jim started to break the ice up on the frozen lake. 2 SEPARATE (transitive break… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 break\ up — I. v. phr. To end a romantic relationship, a marriage, or a business partnership. Tom and Jane broke up because Tom played so much golf that he had no time for her. II. v 1. To break into pieces. The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 10 break up — verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to cease to exist as a unified whole ; disperse < their partnership broke up > b. to end a romance 2. to lose morale, composure, or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 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

  • 14 Pieces (film) — Pieces Theatrical release poster Directed by Juan Piquer Simón Produced by Stephen Min …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 break — [n1] fissure, opening breach, cleft, crack, discontinuity, disjunction, division, fracture, gap, gash, hole, rent, rift, rupture, schism, split, tear; concepts 230,757 Ant. association, attachment, binding, combination, fastening, juncture break… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 Break — (br[=a]k), v. i. 1. To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder. [1913 Webster] 2. To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 break — / brāk/ vb broke / brōk/, bro·ken, / brō kən/, break·ing, / brā kiŋ/ vt 1 a: violate transgress break the law …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 Break of Dawn (Goapele album) — Break of Dawn Studio album by Goapele Released October 25, 2011 …

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  • 20 break|ing — 1 «BRAY kihng», noun. the process of beating dry flax stalks with mallets or running them through grooved rollers so that the woody part of the stalk will separate into small pieces. break|ing 2 «BRAY kihng», noun. = break dancing. (Cf. ↑break… …

    Useful english dictionary


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