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to break / to snap / to cut off / to give up or abstain from sth / to judge / (usu. used in the negative) absolutely / definitely / decidedly
to sever / to break off
to conclude / to determine / to come to a judgment
to break / to sever / to turn off (electric switch)
circuit breaker
breakpoint (computing)
power cut / electric power failure
The Broken Bridge (at West Lake in Hangzhou)
annihilation (of soul, Sanskrit uccheda)
fault (geology) / CL: , 個|个 / (fig.) gap / rupture (in the transmission of some skill) / (tomography) cross-sectional
intermittent / off and on / discontinuous / stop-go / stammering / disjointed / inarticulate
fracture / rupture / to break apart
(of a guitar, kite etc) to have a string break / (of a tradition etc) to be discontinued / (telephone or Internet connection) disconnected / cut off
to wean
heartbroken / to break one's heart
to run out of (stock)
to assert / assertion
sold out / to be out of stock
to quote out of context (idiom)
to stop breathing / to breathe one's last / to die / to cut the gas supply
(sports) to steal / to intercept the ball
to pause at appropriate points in reading aloud unpunctuated writing / to punctuate
to judge a case
to run out of food
fault zone (geology)
periodization (of history)
to die without progeny / (offensive) may you die childless / may you be the last of your family line
homosexual (a reference to Brokeback Mountain 斷背山|断背山, a 2005 movie about a same-sex relationship)
guillotine / scaffold
steep cliff / crag / precipice
bolt cutter
rupture strength / breaking strength
conclusion / judgment / verdict
to end a relationship / to break off diplomatic ties
broken leg
widowed / lit. broken string, cf 琴瑟 qin and se, two instruments epitomizing marital harmony
resolute / definitive / categorically / absolutely
a kite with cut string (idiom); fig. gone beyond recall
brief commentary
to pass judgment on a legal case
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
homosexual / see 斷袖之癖|断袖之癖
fragment / piece / (of a film) to break in the middle of viewing
geological fault line
line break (computing)
to carry out resolutely
annihilation (of soul, Sanskrit uccheda)
(coll.) to suffer an alcohol-induced blackout / to be unable to recall what one did while drunk
modulus rupture
lit. cut sleeve (idiom); fig. euphemism for homosexuality, originating from History of Western Han 漢書|汉书: emperor Han Aidi (real name Liu Xin) was in bed with his lover Dong Xian, and had to attend a court audience that morning. Not wishing to awaken Dong Xian, who was sleeping with his head resting on the emperor's long robe sleeve, Aidi used a knife to cut off the lower half of his sleeve.
lit. walls reduced to rubble (idiom) / fig. scene of devastation / ruins
king cobra or ghost chili (Naga jolokia)
to be unable to continue / to come to a dead end (idiom)
the tiles are broken, the walls dilapidated
to run dry (of river)
to forfeit (future profit, one's life etc) / ruined
lit. walls reduced to rubble (idiom) / fig. scene of devastation / ruins
to fast / hunger strike
lit. walls reduced to rubble (idiom) / fig. scene of devastation / ruins

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