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TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 12 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 12 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 13 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is breaks a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, breaks is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 12 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 12 points.

  • Is breaks a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, breaks is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 13 points.

Definition(s)

Noun
1.
meaning: an escape from jail;
examples: the breakout was carefully planned
synonyms: {breakout}; {jailbreak}; {gaolbreak}; {prisonbreak}; {prison-breaking}
2.
meaning: any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare;
examples: the break in the eighth frame cost him the match
synonyms: {open_frame}
3.
meaning: a sudden dash;
examples: he made a break for the open door
4.
meaning: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;
examples: it was presented without commercial breaks; there was a gap in his account
synonyms: {interruption}; {disruption}; {gap}
5.
meaning: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving;
examples: he was up two breaks in the second set
synonyms: {break_of_serve}
6.
meaning: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool ;
7.
meaning: an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion);
examples: then there was a break in her voice
8.
meaning: the occurrence of breaking;
examples: the break in the dam threatened the valley
9.
meaning: breaking of hard tissue such as bone;
examples: it was a nasty fracture; the break seems to have been caused by a fall
synonyms: {fracture}
10.
meaning: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something ;
synonyms: {pause}; {intermission}; {interruption}; {suspension}
11.
meaning: the act of breaking something;
examples: the breakage was unavoidable
synonyms: {breakage}; {breaking}
12.
meaning: a pause from doing something (as work);
examples: we took a 10-minute break; he took time out to recuperate
synonyms: {respite}; {recess}; {time_out}
13.
meaning: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);
examples: they hoped to avoid a break in relations
synonyms: {rupture}; {breach}; {severance}; {rift}; {falling_out}
14.
meaning: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;
examples: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
synonyms: {fault}; {faulting}; {geological_fault}; {shift}; {fracture}
15.
meaning: an unexpected piece of good luck;
examples: he finally got his big break
synonyms: {good_luck}; {happy_chance}
16.
meaning: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity;
examples: the telephone is an annoying interruption; there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
synonyms: {interruption}
Verb
1.
meaning: weaken or destroy in spirit or body;
examples: His resistance was broken; a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death
2.
meaning: diminish or discontinue abruptly;
examples: The patient's fever broke last night
3.
meaning: fracture a bone of;
examples: I broke my foot while playing hockey
synonyms: {fracture}
4.
meaning: fall sharply;
examples: stock prices broke
5.
meaning: crack;
examples: of the male voice in puberty; his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir
6.
meaning: become fractured;
examples: break or crack on the surface only; The glass cracked when it was heated
synonyms: {crack}; {check}
7.
meaning: happen;
examples: Report the news as it develops; These political movements recrudesce from time to time
synonyms: {recrudesce}; {develop}
8.
meaning: change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another;
examples: Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children
9.
meaning: find the solution or key to;
examples: break the code
10.
meaning: find a flaw in;
examples: break an alibi; break down a proof
11.
meaning: undergo breaking;
examples: The simple vowels broke in many Germanic languages
12.
meaning: interrupt the flow of current in;
examples: break a circuit
13.
meaning: cease an action temporarily;
examples: We pause for station identification; let's break for lunch
synonyms: {pause}; {intermit}
14.
meaning: be released or become known;
examples: of news; News of her death broke in the morning
synonyms: {get_out}; {get_around}
15.
meaning: pierce or penetrate;
examples: The blade broke her skin
16.
meaning: become punctured or penetrated;
examples: The skin broke
17.
meaning: break a piece from a whole;
examples: break a branch from a tree
synonyms: {break_off}; {snap_off}
18.
meaning: go to pieces;
examples: The lawn mower finally broke; The gears wore out; The old chair finally fell apart completely
synonyms: {wear}; {wear_out}; {bust}; {fall_apart}
19.
meaning: separate from a clinch, in boxing;
examples: The referee broke the boxers
20.
meaning: make the opening shot that scatters the balls ;
21.
meaning: destroy the completeness of a set of related items;
examples: The book dealer would not break the set
synonyms: {break_up}
22.
meaning: exchange for smaller units of money;
examples: I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy
23.
meaning: do a break dance;
examples: Kids were break-dancing at the street corner
synonyms: {break_dance}; {break-dance}
24.
meaning: break down, literally or metaphorically;
examples: The wall collapsed; The business collapsed; The dam broke; The roof collapsed; The wall gave in; The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
synonyms: {collapse}; {fall_in}; {cave_in}; {give}; {give_way}; {founder}
25.
meaning: emerge from the surface of a body of water;
examples: The whales broke
26.
meaning: change directions suddenly ;
27.
meaning: reduce to bankruptcy;
examples: My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!; The slump in the financial markets smashed him
synonyms: {bankrupt}; {ruin}; {smash}
28.
meaning: assign to a lower position;
examples: reduce in rank; She was demoted because she always speaks up; He was broken down to Sergeant
synonyms: {demote}; {bump}; {relegate}; {kick_downstairs}
29.
meaning: discontinue an association or relation;
examples: go different ways; The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up
synonyms: {separate}; {part}; {split_up}; {split}; {break_up}
30.
meaning: invalidate by judicial action;
examples: The will was broken
31.
meaning: cause the failure or ruin of;
examples: His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage; This play will either make or break the playwright
32.
meaning: happen or take place;
examples: Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months
33.
meaning: come forth or begin from a state of latency;
examples: The first winter storm broke over New York
34.
meaning: give up;
examples: break cigarette smoking
35.
meaning: cause to give up a habit;
examples: She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes
36.
meaning: vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity;
examples: The flat plain was broken by tall mesas
37.
meaning: come to an end;
examples: The heat wave finally broke yesterday
38.
meaning: be broken in;
examples: If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress
39.
meaning: lessen in force or effect;
examples: soften a shock; break a fall
synonyms: {dampen}; {damp}; {soften}; {weaken}
40.
meaning: curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves;
examples: The surf broke
41.
meaning: make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing;
examples: The ranks broke
42.
meaning: interrupt a continued activity;
examples: She had broken with the traditional patterns
synonyms: {break_away}
43.
meaning: stop operating or functioning;
examples: The engine finally went; The car died on the road; The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town; The coffee maker broke; The engine failed on the way to town; her eyesight went after the accident
synonyms: {fail}; {go_bad}; {give_way}; {die}; {give_out}; {conk_out}; {go}; {break_down}
44.
meaning: come into being;
examples: light broke over the horizon; Voices broke in the air
45.
meaning: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;
examples: The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold; The actress won't reveal how old she is; bring out the truth; he broke the news to her; unwrap the evidence in the murder case; The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
synonyms: {unwrap}; {disclose}; {let_on}; {bring_out}; {reveal}; {discover}; {expose}; {divulge}; {give_away}; {let_out}; {uncover}
46.
meaning: surpass in excellence;
examples: She bettered her own record; break a record
synonyms: {better}
47.
meaning: fail to agree with;
examples: be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; This sentence violates the rules of syntax
synonyms: {violate}; {go_against}
48.
meaning: make submissive, obedient, or useful;
examples: The horse was tough to break; I broke in the new intern
synonyms: {break_in}
49.
meaning: enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act;
examples: Someone broke in while I was on vacation; They broke into my car and stole my radio!; who broke into my account last night?
synonyms: {break_in}
50.
meaning: prevent completion;
examples: stop the project; break off the negotiations
synonyms: {break_off}; {discontinue}; {stop}
51.
meaning: force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;
examples: break into tears; erupt in anger
synonyms: {burst}; {erupt}
52.
meaning: scatter or part;
examples: The clouds broke after the heavy downpour
53.
meaning: move away or escape suddenly;
examples: The horses broke from the stable; Three inmates broke jail; Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
synonyms: {break_out}; {break_away}
54.
meaning: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
examples: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise
synonyms: {transgress}; {offend}; {infract}; {violate}; {go_against}; {breach}
55.
meaning: destroy the integrity of;
examples: usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; He broke the glass plate; She broke the match
56.
meaning: ruin completely;
examples: He busted my radio!
synonyms: {bust}
57.
meaning: render inoperable or ineffective;
examples: You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!
58.
meaning: become separated into pieces or fragments;
examples: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart
synonyms: {separate}; {split_up}; {fall_apart}; {come_apart}
59.
meaning: terminate;
examples: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty
synonyms: {interrupt}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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