repair vs break: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: repair or break

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repairverb

restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

repairverb

set straight or right

repairnoun

the act of putting something in working order again

repairverb

give new life or energy to

repairverb

make amends for; pay compensation for

repairverb

move, travel, or proceed toward some place

repairnoun

a frequently visited place

repairnoun

a formal way of referring to the condition of something

breaknoun

(tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

breaknoun

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

breakverb

enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

breakverb

be released or become known; of news

breakverb

fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

breaknoun

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

breakverb

lessen in force or effect

breaknoun

an escape from jail

breakverb

interrupt a continued activity

breakverb

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

breaknoun

any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

breakverb

go to pieces

breakverb

ruin completely

breakverb

act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

breakverb

become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

breakverb

do a break dance

breakverb

prevent completion

breakverb

become separated into pieces or fragments

breakverb

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

breakverb

terminate

breakverb

surpass in excellence

breakverb

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

breaknoun

the act of breaking something

breakverb

happen

breakverb

break down, literally or metaphorically

breaknoun

a pause from doing something (as work)

breakverb

stop operating or functioning

breakverb

fracture a bone of

breakverb

reduce to bankruptcy

breakverb

assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

breaknoun

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

breakverb

break a piece from a whole

breakverb

make submissive, obedient, or useful

breaknoun

a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

breakverb

move away or escape suddenly

breaknoun

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

breaknoun

some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

breakverb

destroy the completeness of a set of related items

breakverb

cease an action temporarily

breaknoun

an unexpected piece of good luck

breaknoun

an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

breaknoun

a sudden dash

breakverb

be broken in

breakverb

become punctured or penetrated

breakverb

cause the failure or ruin of

breakverb

cause to give up a habit

breakverb

change directions suddenly

breakverb

change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

breakverb

come forth or begin from a state of latency

breakverb

come into being

breakverb

come to an end

breakverb

crack; of the male voice in puberty

breakverb

curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

breakverb

destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

breakverb

diminish or discontinue abruptly

breakverb

emerge from the surface of a body of water

breakverb

exchange for smaller units of money

breakverb

fall sharply

breakverb

find a flaw in

breakverb

find the solution or key to

breakverb

give up

breakverb

happen or take place

breakverb

interrupt the flow of current in

breakverb

invalidate by judicial action

breakverb

make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing

breakverb

make the opening shot that scatters the balls

breakverb

pierce or penetrate

breakverb

render inoperable or ineffective

breakverb

scatter or part

breakverb

separate from a clinch, in boxing

breaknoun

the occurrence of breaking

breaknoun

the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

breakverb

undergo breaking

breakverb

vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

breakverb

weaken or destroy in spirit or body

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