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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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But Henin called on the experience that took her all the way to last year's final, where she lost to Venus Williams, to immediately break back.
In the decider, Date-Krumm once again took the advantage for a 3-0 cushion only to see Putintseva claw back with some tremendous play to break back in the ninth game.
The 32-year-old defender, who is out of contract this summer, has been challenged to break back into the first team and prove he's worth another Galpharm deal.
On resuming the match, Agassi won three of the first four points to break back against the 28th seed.
But when he served for the set at 5-4, Gonzalez showed great resolve to break back.
To get that break back right away was certainly a big help.
PADDY RUDKIN is enjoying a short break back in Newmarket after completing his ninth season training in Dubai.