the act of breaking; state of being broken.
the amount or quantity of things broken:
There was a great deal of breakage in that shipment of glassware.
an allowance or compensation for the loss or damage of articles broken in transit or in use.
the money accrued by a racetrack from calculating the payoff to winning pari-mutuel bettors only in multiples of dimes for each dollar bet.
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the act or result of breaking
the quantity or amount broken: the total breakage was enormous
compensation or allowance for goods damaged while in use, transit, etc
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a style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by teenage males in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements. Contemporary Examples Vin Diesel’s 6 Greatest YouTube Masterpieces Amy Zimmerman January 28, 2014 Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and […]
a breaking down, wearing out, or sudden loss of ability to function efficiently, as of a machine. a loss of mental or physical health; collapse. Compare nervous breakdown. an analysis or classification of something; division into parts, categories, processes, etc. Chemistry. decomposition. analysis (def 6). Electricity. an electric discharge passing through faulty insulation or other […]