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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 just one break of serve in the contest as Serra overcame Karlovic to secure a meeting with Radek Stepanek.
Grosjean was an odds-on favourite to win the first semifinal against his unheralded opponent, and was gifted a break of serve in the opening game of the match when Lee served a double fault.
After holding his opening service game Murray forced an instant break of serve to take a 2-0 lead.
Another break of serve in the fifth game ended the set as a contest, with the Federer sliced backhand a particular feature.
She followed that up with a service game to love and took the set with another break of serve in the eighth game, aided by three Groth double faults.
Jankovic survived three set points on her next service game to finally get on the board and then secured her first break of serve.
He extended that advantage again in the following game, completing a second consecutive break of serve before holding his own to take a stranglehold on the match.
But sixth seed Berdych claimed a vital break of serve at the start of the deciding set and went on to prevail 7-6 4-6 6-1.
That seemed to fire up Malisse and after he had saved a break point to edge back in front, two missed volleys gifted him the break of serve and helped him to a 4-1 lead.
Three double faults in one game from Williams gifted Davenport a second break of serve but not for the first time in the match that advantage was immediately squandered.
Nadal drew first blood with a break of serve to edge 2-1 ahead.
Another superb winner, this time on the forehand, set up another break of serve in the seventh game and Federer closed out the set with an ace, taking it 6-2 for a two sets to love lead.