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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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Isner was ahead by a service break in the initial stages of the first set, breaking Djokovic in the third game when the Serb hit an unforced forehand error.
Clijsters, however, bounced back with three service breaks to put an abrupt end to Hingis' title aspirations.
There was then a brief moment of hope for FedererEoe1/4aos many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.
The No 16 seed, seeking to reach her first grand slam semi-final, then saw Williams reduce her rate of unforced errors, the 2003 and 2005 champion obtaining two clinical service breaks en route to winning the second set.
Reducing her rate of unforced errors the 2003 and 2005 champion signalled her intent with two clinical service breaks as she romped to the second set.
He bounced from being broken twice in the opening set to outclass his opponent, seven service breaks sealing victory in one hour and 22 minutes.
Davenport, the last remaining American in the women's draw, lost a seesaw match that featured 13 service breaks to Dementieva, who is one win away from returning to the final.
The American duo made history as the first sisters to contest a French Open title, but that was the only remarkable point of note in a forgettable match which saw both players struggle with their game in a jittery affair dominated by service breaks and unforced errors.
Still they swapped service breaks, but Pioline came up with the extra one which mattered.
Monica Seles was a set up and two service breaks up.
Some 60,000 visitors are expected in Paviljonki to watch the rally teams work during service breaks and to excitedly see whether Finnish drivers will succeed in winning on their home turf for the third time in a row.
Petrova regained the lead with two more important service breaks in the first set but on each occasion Sharapova managed to break back and the set was forced into a tie-break.