a period during which certain restrictions or moderation in operating should be followed, as the avoidance of high speed, rapid acceleration, or severe braking for a new automobile.
to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise. to dissolve or annul (often followed by off): to break off friendly relations with another country. to fracture a bone of (some […]
break it up see under break up
noun Examples Historical Examples Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered: loose cats prowling around in alleyways at night. uncombined, as a chemical element. not bound together: to wear one’s hair loose. not put up in a package or other container: loose mushrooms. available for disposal; unused; unappropriated: […]