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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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There was then a brief moment of hope for FedererEoe1/4aos many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.
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With the players trading early service breaks, Sharapova looked to be running away with the opening set when she broke again in the fifth game, but needed a third break in the ninth to be on the way to taking the set after Hantuchova broke again.
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The No 16 seed, seeking to reach her first grand slam semi-final, then saw Williams reduce her rate of unforced errors, the 2003 and 2005 champion obtaining two clinical service breaks en route to winning the second set.
Reducing her rate of unforced errors the 2003 and 2005 champion signalled her intent with two clinical service breaks as she romped to the second set.
He bounced from being broken twice in the opening set to outclass his opponent, seven service breaks sealing victory in one hour and 22 minutes.
Davenport, the last remaining American in the women's draw, lost a seesaw match that featured 13 service breaks to Dementieva, who is one win away from returning to the final.