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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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The first set disappeared in just 27 minutes and the writingwas quickly on thewall in the second, the unseeded French duo breaking serve again as Llodra came up with a brilliant reaction volley at the net.
Having lost the first game of the second set Henman showed grit to fight back from 15-40 on his own serve to level things up before breaking serve and then holding his own for a 3-1 lead.
However, the Swede then took the next five games and left Henman looking jaded and struggling to find any sort of rhythm, and despite breaking serve in the seventh game, Johansson proved too strong and closed out the first set 6-2.
Davenport reversed her fortune by breaking serve to go up 4-3 in the second set.
The first set was an even affair, with neither player breaking serve until Nadal swooped in the 11th point of the tie-break.