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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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That one break of serve was enough for Henman to take the second set, as he consolidated well, never looking in trouble again.
Solitary break of serve in the second set proved to be more than enough for Baghdatis to clinch his 14th win of the season and progress into the second round after an hour and 32 minutes.
The match was close but a break of serve late in each set proved Ward's undoing as Tomic prevailed 6-3 6-4.
Radwanska, runner up at Wimbledon last year, had to serve to stay in the match, but Robson claimed her fifth break of serve to win.
Del Potro then began the second set with a break of serve and turned up the pressure to run out the winner with six aces and three breaks of serve in just under 90 minutes on court.
Robson, 17, looked like winning easily when she claimed an early break of serve to lead 2-0 in the second set.
However, Cibulkova had knocked out another former champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, in the fourth round and recovered from an early break of serve to make life difficult for Wozniacki in the second set.
If you want to profit from tennis then the best entry into the market is a break of serve.
Despite being curiously unhappy with her choice of footwear - "I hate these socks" she said after losing one point - Robson secured another break of serve en route to sealing a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Despite being curiously unhappy with her choice of footwear - "I hate these socks" she said after losing one point - Robson was not going to be denied and secured another break of serve en route to sealing a 6-3 6-2 victory.
By most players' standards, Williams' performances at SW19 thus far have been exceptional, with the 28-year-old yet to concede a set or even a break of serve.
A netted forehand from Petrova (pictured right) gave Williams an early break of serve in the second set but the Russian broke back and then broke again to take a 4-3 lead.