We use that expression in another way — when a boy is about 13 or 14 years old, his voice breaks — it changes to have a deeper tone, so that it sounds less like a child and more like a man. Imagine that my teenage son always sleeps until noon on weekends. Then he tells me he`s planning to wake up at 6 a.m. to play sports. I could say, “Are you going to wake up so early? Gimme a break! “to say, “I don`t believe it!” So remember — “Taking a break” is a temporary break, but if you break a habit, I hope you stop the habit permanently. What are some words that are often used in the discussion about the violation? We also have the phrase make a clean break that emphasizes that the separation is complete, so you can start fresh. Maybe you`ve had bad experiences in your city, and you`re moving to a new place so you can make a clean break with your past, completely separate from that, without continuing to be involved in anything from your past. When you hear someone talk about a big break, it`s an informal way to talk about a sudden chance or a quick success, especially when it comes to a career. Similarly, the break means “to make something known”, we have a certain expression of breaking the news to someone, which means informing them of bad news. Suppose I see my neighbour`s dog flying out of their house and getting hit by a car — then I have to break the news of my neighbour that his dog is unfortunately injured or dead. Other expressions that use “break” in the sense of “interrupt” are when it`s quiet, but then something breaks the silence.
As if everyone was calm in a meeting and thinking about how to solve a problem, and someone said, “I have an idea,” that comment would break the silence, interrupt the silence. When we talk about the context of current events, the break can mean revealing something to the public. “The scandal is broken” means that the scandal has been made public. I try to break the habit of drinking 5 cups of coffee a day. If the speed limit is 35 mph and you drive with 50 mph, you are breaking the law. If you promised your friend that you would help him move into a new apartment, but you didn`t, you broke your promise because you didn`t do what you promised. In football, touch the ball with your hands, break the rules of the sport (unless you are the goalkeeper).