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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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Losing sets by at least one service break can be indicative of players with poor serves.
She bombed three consecutive aces and won the first game of the first set, then quickly fell behind two service breaks at 4-1 as Hingis took advantage of Williams' frequent unforced errors.
5 Venkatesan, who earned the 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory in a match that featured 17 service breaks.
Mamiit, who needed to win three of the final four games to force the tiebreaker, launched the comeback by following a Szymanski service break in game eight with a break of his own in game nine.
On Sunday, Halard-Decugis ran Williams from side to side and up and down, which made for breathtaking rallies but just one service break for the Frenchwoman, in the eighth game of the second set.
Goerges made an immediate statement at the start of each set with service breaks.
She came out with more energy in the second and the two exchanged service breaks to get to 4-4.
The 22-year-old came from 4-1 down in the first set to win it with four service breaks before coasting to victory in the second and setting up a clash with Rafael Nadal in round two.
Some 60,000 visitors are expected in Paviljonki to watch the rally teams work during service breaks and to excitedly see whether Finnish drivers will succeed in winning on their home turf for the third time in a row.
However, Robson returned to form in the main draw on the clay against the local 18-year-old wild card, producing six service breaks as she came through 6-1 6-1 in 51 minutes and will next meet Hungarian Timea Babos, the fifth seed, in round two.
After trading service breaks at the start of the second set, Konta roared to a 5-1 lead before sealing the win on the third match point with a lucky net cord that gave Zhang no chance.
Both men felt the pressure with a run of five service breaks before Murray closed out victory after a little more than one hour and 40 minutes.