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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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Murray responded in the perfect manner, breaking serve in the opening game of the third set with a pinpoint lob - no mean feat over such a tall man.
The former No.1 stepped up a gear in the second set, breaking serve twice.
Nadal started slowly in his first-round match against Michael Russell and was keen to avoid doing so here, breaking serve in just the fourth game to signal his intentions.
Rain halted play in the third game of the second set, but players were not off court for long and Llodra returned with renewed purpose, breaking serve in the sixth game as Garcia-Lopez committed his third double fault.
"If I'm breaking serve around 40 per cent of the time and getting broken 13 per cent I'm going to win pretty much every match I play."
the Scot set the tone for a comprehensive win by breaking serve in the very first game.