Break

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Break or The Break may refer to:

Time off from duties[edit]

  • Recess (break), time in which a group of people is temporarily dismissed from its duties
  • Break (work), time off during a shift/recess
    • Coffee break, a daily social gathering for a snack and short downtime practiced by employees in business and industry
  • Annual leave (holiday/vacation), paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes
  • Holiday break, a U.S. term for various school holidays
  • Spring break, a recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the northern hemisphere

Sport[edit]

  • Break (snooker), the first shot meant to break the balls in snooker and billiards
  • Breaking ball, a pitch that does not travel straight like a fastball as it approaches the batter
  • Surf break, place where a wave collapses into surf
  • Horse breaking, the process of training a horse to be ridden
  • Break, to win a tennis game as the receiving player or team, thereby breaking serve; see Glossary of tennis terms

Technology[edit]

Computing[edit]

Other technologies[edit]

Arts and media[edit]

Books[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Break (music), a percussion interlude or instrumental solo within a longer work of music
  • Breakbeat, a broad style of electronic or dance-oriented music
  • The Break, a group related to the American power pop trio Material Issue

Albums[edit]

Songs[edit]

Other media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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