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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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"I have spoken to Efe about the future and told him that if he doesn't break back into the team and play like we know he can, he won't be offered a new contract for next season," said manager Peter Jackson, who is expected to play Tony Carss for suspended skipper Jon Worthington at Saltergate.
Rios, who impressed in his victory over Gaston Gaudio on Friday, broke Stepanek to lead 3-1 in the second set only to hand the break back in the next game.
"It's hard to break back in, but break back in we will, and break back in we must."
Wright's antics mirrored the plot of the movie of Porridge, where Fletcher, played by the late Ronnie Barker, and Godber break back into jail after an escape.
On resuming the match, Agassi won three of the first four points to break back against the 28th seed.
Out-of-work former Leeds boss is a strong contender as he wants to break back into Premiership management after being sacked in the summer.
While the formation is somewhat questionable, we would argue that the market could be forming the right shoulder of a loose head & shoulders topping pattern to be confirmed on a break back below 1.5985.
Although Nadal managed to break back once to close the gap to 5-3, Ferrer held on to secure his second win in the Gold Group - following his 6-4 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday.
In the second set Cilic broke to go 3-1 ahead and while Murray threatened to break back in the next it was Cilic who forged a 5-1 lead with another break on the Murray serve.