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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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But Venus had the last laugh as she broke back to take the set 6-3 in 46 minutes.
Buchina broke back to 2-1 in the next game, only for Watson to earn and then convert a break point of her own to restore her two-game lead at 3-1.
The 26-year-old Davydenko started the second set with a break but Djokovic broke back twice for a commanding 4-1 lead, which he held on to for a two-set advantage.
But Karlovic broke back in the seventh game before Murray responded immediately, earning a chance to serve out the match which he took.
But she broke back by dispatching a weak Jankovic return only for the Serb to return the compliment with a backhand pass down the line.
The Czech secured the first break of the second set but a determined Federer broke back quickly to level.
He broke back in the ninth game and finished off Saulnier, a semifinalist in the event last year, with his serve.
The tide began to turn the way of the more experienced player when he broke back to make it 3-3, converting a third break point from deuce on the Dunblane youngster's serve.
In the second set it was Willcox who took the initiative, breaking Tunstall in the third game, but the Scot broke back immediately to level proceedings.
Less than a month after it fell below the 2,000 level, the Nasdaq Composite Index broke back, closing yesterday at 2030.
The second set saw Thombare broken in the third, fifth and seventh games, and though she broke back in the sixth, a niggling muscle strain did not help matters.
But the Japanese stayed patient and broke back to level and then won the next five games to win the set 6-1.