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  • as incatch one's breath
  • as inkick back
  • as inpause
  • as inrecess
  • as inrelax
  • as inrest
  • as inunwind

synonyms for take a break

  • breathe
  • ease off
  • mellow out
  • recuperate
  • relax
  • rest
  • sit down
  • slow down
  • stop for a breath
  • take ten
  • wind down
  • hesitate
  • interrupt
  • shake
  • waver
  • cease
  • deliberate
  • desist
  • discontinue
  • drop
  • halt
  • reflect
  • rest
  • sideline
  • suspend
  • break it up
  • call time
  • catch one's breath
  • come to standstill
  • hold back
  • put on hold
  • stop briefly
  • take a breather
  • take five
  • take ten
  • think twice
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How to use take a break in a sentence

I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TAKE A BREAK

  • breathe
  • ease off
  • mellow out
  • recuperate
  • relax
  • rest
  • sit down
  • slow down
  • stop for a breath
  • take a break
  • take ten
  • wind down
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.