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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a noticeably different amplitude event. A time break is the shot-instant time mark on a...

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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The sudden rise or fall of the deck when not flush, e.g. the break of the forecastle, break of the poop, etc.

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 300 words.

break the back of

1 accomplish the main or hardest part of a task.

2 overwhelm or defeat.

break the

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Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 23 words.

the sudden rise or fall of the deck when not flush, e.g. the break of the forecastle, break of

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Break a butterfly on a wheel employ disproportionate force in the achievement of an aim; the wheel here is one on which the bodies of criminals were broken as a method of execution. The...

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Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 41 words.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a

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Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 41 words.

The onset of an event, in particular the *first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, crake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, crake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake,

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Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 142 words.

break a butterfly on a wheel employ disproportionate force in the achievement of an aim; the wheel here is one

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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The onset of an event, in particular the first break. A sudden onset of new energy giving rise to a noticeably different amplitude event. A time break is the shot-instant time mark on a...

See overview in Oxford Index