Translation: from english

break the back of sth

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  • break the back of something — british phrase to finish the main part or the hardest part of a piece of work I think we’ve broken the back of the job now. Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: break * * * b …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — 1 /breIk/ verb past tense broke, past participle broken 1 IN PIECES a) (T) to make something separate into two or more pieces, for example by hitting it, dropping it, or bending it: The thieves got in by breaking a window. | break sth in two/in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break*/*/*/ — [breɪk] (past tense broke [brəʊk] ; past participle broken [ˈbrəʊkən] ) verb I 1) [I/T] if something breaks, or if you break it, it separates into two or more pieces when it is hit, dropped etc I broke two dishes this morning.[/ex] Joey broke… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Break — A rapid and sharp price decline. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] broken PASTPART [ˈbrəʊkən ǁ …   Financial and business terms

  • break — A sudden price move; prices may break up or down. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: crash. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] …   Financial and business terms

  • break with sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 to leave a group of people or an organization, especially because you have had a disagreement with them: break with sb/sth over sth: Powell broke with the Conservative Party over Europe. 2 break with tradition/the past to stop… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ broad ▪ slender ▪ muscular, strong ▪ bent ▪ straight …   Collocations dictionary

  • break for something — ˈbreak for sth derived to suddenly run towards sth when you are trying to escape • She had to hold him back as he tried to break for the door. Main entry: ↑breakderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 short rest; short holiday/vacation ADJECTIVE ▪ little, quick, short ▪ coffee, dinner (esp. BrE), lunch, tea (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • (the) sulks — sulk [sulk sulks sulked sulking] verb, noun [sʌlk] [sʌlk] …   Useful english dictionary

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