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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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Men most often break the ice with clients by telling jokes; women don't respond well to that approach.
(But you'll soon discover how friendly people are when a dog is around to break the ice.)
Better we should start by assuming we are right in our prejudices and ask others in our discussions, "What's wrong with that?" Not that an anarchic round-the-mulberry-bush argument, possibly a shouting match, will automatically lead us to virtue, but it might just break the ice.
They are willing to go for a limited "experimental" plan earmarked for poor children--anything to break the ice, to get the camel's nose into the tent.
First Dates C4, 10pm Tonight's diners include nervous Daniel, who brings a jaw-dropping present to break the ice, and Rachel.
Gamutan first struck in the 28th minute as he stunned substitute keeper Morrison Monte, who came in for the injured Mellex Andes, to break the ice.
? Don't ask him about his tie Ashley ignored committee chairman Iain Wright when he tried to break the ice by asking whether he was wearing a Newcastle United tie..
Boston, MA, March 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- From the company that developed Sonika Vaid, now in the top 5 on American Idol, they now introduce 17 year old Boston Native Ari B's new single and video "Break The Ice."
NNA - Lebanese Forces MP George Edwan said that there is a willingness to break the ice between his party and the Free Patriotic Movement, for the sake of discussing presidential elections, strengthening the state and its institutions and clearing relations between the two parties.
He said in a press statement that "hundreds of problems and differences between the Iraqi government and the provincial government will not be resolved by these visits because these problems lasted very long time, and these visits may possibly break the ice of these crises between political parties." The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani arrived before noon today to Baghdad, accompanied by a high-level delegation.
The initiative was proposed by the council of Christian components in the country, aiming to "break the ice among political entities, preventing foreign interventions and solving innocent detainees' questions".
Turkish Foreign Ministry has approved the project and we re going to find ways to break the ice in Armenian-Turkish relations, professor Aldemir from September 9 University stated.