An interruption of continuity or uniformity. A pause in work or during an activity or event. A gap or opening. An instance of breaking; the point where something is broken. A player's turn to make the opening shot of a game or a rack. Separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. Interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). Fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement). Crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of. Undergo a change or enter a new state, in particular.