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  • as inbad luck
  • as indistress
  • as inhardship

synonyms for tough break

  • adversity
  • hard time
  • hardship
  • misfortune
  • setback
  • tragedy
  • bad break
  • blow
  • devil's own luck
  • hard cheese
  • hard luck
  • ill luck
  • mischance
  • raw deal
  • reverse
  • rotten luck
  • tough luck
  • disaster
  • privation
  • want
  • need
  • misfortune
  • catastrophe
  • scrape
  • indigence
  • jam
  • bummer
  • vicissitude
  • downer
  • crunch
  • exigency
  • destitution
  • throe
  • difficulty
  • drag
  • poverty
  • trouble
  • pinch
  • trial
  • calamity
  • rigor
  • pickle
  • bad luck
  • can of worms
  • hard knocks
  • hot water
  • hard time
  • holy mess
  • rotten luck
  • ticklish spot
  • tough luck
  • unholy mess
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antonyms for tough break

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  • advantage
  • blessing
  • boon
  • favor
  • success
  • pleasure
  • peace
  • ease
  • benefit
  • fortune
  • comfort
  • wonder
  • good fortune
  • blessing
  • health
  • advantage
  • contentment
  • boon
  • happiness
  • wealth
  • luxury
  • plenty
  • abundance
  • success
  • miracle
  • good luck
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How to use tough break in a sentence

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
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
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Victor was the younger son and brother—a tete montee, with a temper which invited violence and a will which no ax could break.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Long before that, however, the sun had come back to gladden the Polar regions, and break up the reign of ancient night.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
You know I don't express myself easily; so, if I break out this way, you may know what I feel.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Say that my anger has no bounds—that my heart is breaking—will break and kill me, if he persists in his ingratitude and cruelty.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Sometimes he looks at me as if he were going to break out with that crazy idea to which he treated me the other day.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
He had to break his way through the thickets, see that some kind of a line was kept, and that orders were being executed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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WORDS RELATED TO TOUGH BREAK

  • adversity
  • bad break
  • blow
  • devil's own luck
  • hard cheese
  • hard luck
  • hard time
  • hardship
  • ill luck
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • raw deal
  • reverse
  • rotten luck
  • setback
  • tough break
  • tough luck
  • tragedy
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