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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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And the third set was a typical nerve-shredder - seven service breaks, an incredible six of them consecutive at the business end.
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.
Catlin and Grey led 6-1, but Ashley and Irvin won the next six games, and later forced the tiebreaker with a service break.
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.
Contacts implemented alongside the existing connections and new connections transition takes place with minimum service breaks.
Eliminating the detrimental effect of these substances on the abatement system parts not only increases the total yield of the factory but also saves costs in a form of reduced number of service breaks," states Mr.
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.
The pressure, though, was beginning to tell as an unlikely run of five consecutive service breaks in the third set was con-firmed with a double fault by Ferrer, giving Murray the opportunity to tie the set at 5-5, which he did to love.
The fifth-seed Hampton and her practice partner Davis appeared to know each other's game too well, with 12 service breaks in their three sets which lasted two hours 14 minutes before Hampton won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
The third set featured a host of service breaks - neither man seemed capable of serving well in the scorching heat - and after Murray had served for the match at 5-4 and lost the game, it eventually finished 6-6.