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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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What we could do then is appoint a director of the prevention of breaking wind in public.
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Could it be that earlier, when he wished to impress her by not breaking wind in front of her, he was being polite in letting her break wind first?
Mr Gosling said the name Devil's Arse comes from the noise resembling breaking wind which is made when water which has built up in the cavern drains away.
If I were to take her seriously, I too would believe that the perfectly natural bodily function of breaking wind is the root of our crumbling society.
The late Leonard Rossiter starred in the film Le Petomane, in 1978, when he played a French star who made a fortune by breaking wind musically on stage.
LOVED the story in yesterday's paper about the Blackpool teenager who was thrown in a cell - and threatened with a prison sentence - for breaking wind in court.