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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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Patchen in December, Officer Murray began investigating with assistance from Millbury Detective Kimberly Brothers, a member of the Worcester County breaking and entering task force, and dispatcher Holly Collette, who coordinated information on the various break-ins.
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Anyone with information about any of the break-ins are urged to call Coventry Police on 0845 113 5000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Now the company's boss has shared CCTV footage of the second break-in online in a bid to catch the two burglars, who gained entry by smashing a window.
Senior FBI officials, learning that a New York agent attending a training session had remarked that he considered break-ins to be unconstitutional, immediately suspended the New York field office's break-in operations.