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bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles anti-personnel bomb , antipersonnel bomb , daisy cutter , fragmentation bomb
sentence, break in middle aposiopesis
notes played without a break and linked to each other appoggiato
break out arise , bolt , escape , flee , flight , getaway , recrudesce , start
break into spray atomize , vaporize
break up group into factions Balkanize
ram used to break down doors of fortified buildings battering ram
battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others battle of Ypres , first battle of Ypres , Ypres
act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances bioremediation
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line blitz , linebacker blitzing , safety blitz
break away bolt , dissociate , part
break with bolt , secede
cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way bosie , bosie ball , googly , wrong 'un
wall to break force of waves breakwater
shoreline barrier to break waves breakwater
injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration bruise , contusion
wild horse that is vicious and difficult or impossible to break in bucking bronco
break open burst , rupture
insurance that provides protection for the loss of profits and continuing fixed expenses resulting from a break in commercial activities due to the occurrence of a peril business interruption insurance
break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line caesura
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