1. An instance of breaking something into two pieces. The cup broke when it hit the floor.
2. A rest or pause usually from work. Most employees get a coffee break and a lunch break.
3. An act of escaping. The prisoners staged a prison break.
4. A significant change in circumstance, attitude, perception or focus of attention (lucky break, bad break). We got a break when the money was found intact.
5. The beginning (of the morning). We had to get up at daybreak.
6. A physical space that opens up in something or between two things. The sun came out in a break in the clouds.

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Shown is a group taking a lunch break