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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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But Venus had the last laugh as she broke back to take the set 6-3 in 46 minutes.
Buchina broke back to 2-1 in the next game, only for Watson to earn and then convert a break point of her own to restore her two-game lead at 3-1.
He held firm to make Murray serve out the set, and the 21-year-old let three more set points slip away as Seppi broke back.
In the third set Djokovic, the world number three, broke twice from the start for a comfortable 3-0 lead but Davydenko broke back on three occasions to take the set in one hour two minutes.
Williams, though, broke back in the sixth game, only for Domachowska to reclaim her advantage by breaking the American's serve in the next.
Brandi broke back to claim the first set and had only one sticky moment in the second after another early break.
The Scot broke first in the third set to go 2-1 up on Fish's serve but again his opponent broke back - 3-3.
In the second set it was Willcox who took the initiative, breaking Tunstall in the third game, but the Scot broke back immediately to level proceedings.
She looked down and out with Giorgi serving for the match at 5-4 but broke back to love to stay alive.
Date-Krumm broke in third and held for a 3-1 lead, but suddenly saw the tiny Kazakh - coached by former world number one Martina Hingis - come to life as she broke back and reeled off the next three games to win the set 6-3.
But Soderling broke back to level things up and then after saving a break point he earned himself a golden chance to take command of the set.
However, Williams broke back immediately before two further breaks sealed a comfortable triumph.