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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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Simon remained a stubborn opponent, breaking back immediately to level things up.
Henman responded well initially, breaking back immediately before holding his next service game to love to regain the initiative.
Martinez took an injury timeout for groin strain after breaking back Davenport to 2-3 in the final set, returned with her right thigh bandaged, and proceeded to win the next four games, the last two at love with the help of her eighth ace and plenty of Davenport errors.