a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations. the action of breaking off. 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 […]
a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations. the action of breaking off.
In addition to the idioms beginning with break one , , also see under break someone
break one’s ass Also, break or bust one’s ass or balls or butt or chops. Exert oneself to the utmost, try extremely hard, as in I’ve been breaking my ass to finish early. This expression is considered vulgar slang; both ass, for backside or buttocks, and balls, for male genitals, are rude; butt, for buttocks, […]