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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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Authorities were urged to employ criminals to break open the rocks, but ended up doing the laborious task themselves.
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ASSERTING a woman's right on her matrimonial home, a city court has directed the Delhi Police to break open the lock of a house in west Delhi to help a woman get possession of her matrimonial home.
3 : to break open using physical power <We forced the door.>
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Police had to break open the door of the bedroom and found the couple dead.