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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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Each time the fifth ranked Russian had a chance to break serve on the fast grass court, Federer responded with a hard serve or volley.
Henman attempted to change his serve under former coach Larry Stefanki to be more consistent, but taking the pace off his first serve only made it easier for his opponents to break serve, particularly at Wimbledon.
Henman took advantage to break serve in the third, but just as the crowd were gathering their belongings together and expecting to be leaving Centre Court, the Briton was broken to love as he served for the match.
Ferrero's concentration was broken and Federer won the next two points to break serve for a 4-2 lead.