the point at which a person, object, structure, etc., collapses under stress.
the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical.
Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham
IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
Beyond John Galsworthy
The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Sidelights on Chinese Life J. Macgowan
Dimbie and I–and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy
Marriage H. G. Wells
Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
The Lure of the Pen Flora Klickmann
The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
the point at which something or someone gives way under strain
the moment of crisis in a situation
reckless or dangerous, especially because of excessive speed; hazardous: He raced through the streets at breakneck speed. Contemporary Examples Surfer Garrett McNamara May Have Conquered His 100-Foot Wave Andy Jacobsohn January 30, 2013 Sorry, We’re Still Screwed Reihan Salam April 21, 2010 Where to Win Your Own Winter Olympics Lonely Planet January 3, 2014 Oh, […]
an escape, often with the use of force, as from a prison or mental institution. an appearance or manifestation, as of a disease, that is sudden and often widespread; outbreak. an itemization; breakdown: a hotel bill with a breakout of each service offered. an instance of surpassing any previous achievement: a breakout in gold prices. […]
jump (def 51).
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