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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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Right now, it's still fairly close to the shelf it broke off of.
He showed her the gun was loaded but broke off to talk on his mobile," said a Yard spokesman.
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The hearing (scheduled to take place on 29 October) are expected to focus on crew actions and turbulence in a bid to determine why the tail fin broke off, resulting in the deaths of all on board and five people on the ground, reported Reuters.
Over the weekend, an iceberg broke off from a glacier in western Antarctica measuring about 100 square miles.
An ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off from one of Greenland's two main glaciers, scientists have said, in the biggest such event in the Arctic in nearly 50 years.
Francis - the teams decided to start with a series of special-teams plays - and the junior running back also broke off a couple of long runs.
The Italian Job star reportedly broke off his engagement to his beautiful fiancee Rhea Durham.
About five seconds after the rudder movements, the aircraft fin broke off, causing the flight to crash in Queens.
This ice shelf, which projected into the sea, pushing farther and farther from land, eventually broke off due to tidal stresses.
It broke off along cracks that formed in the Ross Ice Shelf.
As a Neandertal thrust the spear into the ancient creature's neck, both the point's tip and its base broke off, the researchers assert.