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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Williams, though, broke back in the sixth game only for Domachowska to reclaim her advantage by breaking the American's serve at the next opportunity.
Having gone 3-0 down in the second set the Murrays broke back then pulled back to 3-2 but their opponents broke again before wrapping up the win.
Having gone 3-0 down in the second set they broke back then held serve to pull back to 3-2 but the resistance was brief as their opponents broke again before wrapping up the win.
But Murray broke back in the fifth game before holding serve to trail 4-2.
5 seed, broke Chang to take a 1-0 lead in the second set, but Chang later broke back to make it 3-3.
She broke back with some steady returning and some penetrating flat drives, broke again when Williams played an indifferent game, and for more than an hour had the champion looking disconcerted and edgy.
But Maryam controlled the tempo with a series of brilliant placements and broke back at love.