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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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Bryan won just five of 28 points when Haas' first serve was good; Bryan never broke service and won just 24 percent (11 of 46) of return points.
Pioline broke service in the first game and though the Slovak broke to make it 4-4 the Frenchman broke back immediately.
But Gambill came storming back to sweep the second set 6-0, and finally broke through a tight final set when he broke service in the eighth game to advance 3-6, 6-0, 6-4.