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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.
"Today was pretty much a serving contest," admitted Federer of a match which featured just one break of serve. "It was just hard to get through, a dangerous match.
The 26-year-old continued to hold the upper hand in the second set, securing another break of serve in the fifth game before closing out the match.
Hewitt hadwon all three of the previous meetings between the pair and 20 of his last 21 matches at Queen's Club, and looked set to take the opening set when a forehand winner gave him a break of serve and 3-2 lead.
Schalken earned his only break of serve to level at 3-3 before netting a forehand to give Novak another break and a decisive 4-3 lead.
A double fault from last year's surprise Wimbledon semi-finalist gifted the British No.2 a break of serve in the third game and another break helped the 27-year-old take the set.
Agut, playing in his first ATP tour final, was up and flying early with a break of serve in the second game and went on to win the first set before Tipsarevic, in his second consecutive final here, began his fightback.
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.