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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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Police made five arrests for breach of the peace after demonstrators tried to break away from the city centre protest, involving 14,000 people, yesterday afternoon.
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This new private banking client now requires that the relationship manager also break away from time traditional mold.
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And a lot of the subsequent movies about gay friends just didn't speak to me." Still, in capturing his own experience, Berlanti found himself gravitating toward yet another group portrait of a light-knit circle of friends: "I knew I wanted to show a group of friends, where one character is trying to break away and one character is just entering the group, Some of the characters are autobiographical--I had an on-again, off-again [romance] like the Howie character myself, But I really borrowed the design and structure from movies about straight friends like Parenthood, Breaking Away, Diner, and Hannah and Her Sisters."
Outer booms have a hydraulically dampened break away system that allows boom to break away upon contact with an obstruction, then self return after clearing the obstacle.
ONE of Ireland's leading racecourses has elected to break away from the official line of its governing body over the proposed Turf Club-Irish Horseracing Authority merger.
The interlocking ends break away under stress and are reattachable.
They need a structural support system to break away."
"Most of the people in our communities just don't see the advantage of using technology and it's up to those who know to make it accessible to them," says Loeb, founder and president of Break Away Technologies, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computer training and Internet access.