BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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break

How to sign: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
"The glass cracked when it was heated";

crack in BSL Watch how to sign crack in British Sign Language
crack - University of Wolverhampton
crack in BSL Watch how to sign crack in British Sign Language
crack - University of Wolverhampton

Similiar / Same: crack, check

Categories: change

Within this category: crack

break

How to sign: break down, literally or metaphorically
"The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice";

collapse in BSL Watch how to sign collapse in British Sign Language
collapse - SignStation
break in BSL Watch how to sign break in British Sign Language
break

Similiar / Same: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, founder

Categories: change

Within this category: implode, buckle, flop, break, slump

break

How to sign: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant";

break in BSL Watch how to sign break in British Sign Language
break - National Deaf Children's Society
break in BSL Watch how to sign break in British Sign Language
break - SignStation

See also: murder, bump off, polish off, remove, slay, hit, dispatch

Similiar / Same: relegate, demote, bump, kick downstairs

Categories: delegate, designate, depute, assign

Within this category: reduce

break

How to sign: the act of breaking something
"the breakage was unavoidable";

breaking in BSL Watch how to sign breaking in British Sign Language
breaking

Similiar / Same: breaking, breakage

Categories: change of integrity

Within this category: rupture, smashing, fracture, chip

break

How to sign: do a break dance
"Kids were break-dancing at the street corner";

break-dance in BSL Watch how to sign break-dance in British Sign Language
break-dance

Similiar / Same: break dance, break-dance

Categories: dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

break

How to sign: reduce to bankruptcy
"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him";

bankrupt in BSL Watch how to sign bankrupt in British Sign Language
bankrupt

Similiar / Same: bankrupt, ruin, smash

Categories: impoverish

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