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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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Henman took advantage to break serve, 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.
1, had a match point at 5-4 and 40-30 in the second set before Li rallied to break serve and eventually take the set.
When it is hot, the ball travels faster through the air and it is much harder to break serve.
But a series of double faults by the Dutch 17-yearold allowed Robson to break serve and take the second set.