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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.
WE shouldn't be at all surprised to read in the Record that someone tried to break back into prison saying: "Life is so much easier on the inside.
On resuming the match, Agassi won three of the first four points to break back against the 28th seed.
While the stock is clinging to support at its 10-month moving average, the equity must still break back above resistance at its 10-week and 20-week moving averages.
Overall, there is plenty of room for additional weakness from here, and only a break back above 1.