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Physical ForcePlay
The verb implies an action causing something to split into parts, often suddenly. SlideShe accidentally dropped the vase, and it broke into pieces.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
When something important breaks, it often makes people feel sad or upset. SlideWhen her cherished photo frame broke, Mia was heartbroken.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
The word can describe non-physical events, representing rupture or failure. SlideTheir constant arguing finally broke their partnership.