Adjective "breakable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Capable of breaking or being broken easily.
  1. 'an encrypted password isn't easily breakable'
  2. 'Windows, for example, are very breakable, but I wouldn't fancy living in a world without them.'
  3. 'With six to eight inches of powder covering a layer of breakable crust, we needed to create a practice area.'
  4. 'On the climb we found very challenging conditions - powder snow, breakable crust, eventually very hard snow and even a bit of ice.'
  5. 'I don't know about you, but whenever I move (and I seem to have done a lot of it over the last four years), it never ceases to amaze me quite how much breakable material I have in my posession.'
  6. 'It was another great year for Harry Murphy and his men and they must now see that eight-in-a-row record as breakable next year.'
  7. 'The Court held that he must have known that he was dealing with breakable material, even if that fact was not at the forefront of his mind when he slammed the receiver down.'
  8. 'You three move the breakable stuff upstairs, and I'll get to work with my crew to make your house look like a dream.'
  9. 'I've got to say I'm pretty pleased with how the breakable glass surfaces turned out.'
  10. 'The slides are cyclical, meaning years may go by without them running at their largest, while trees grow larger and more breakable.'
  11. 'Put aside breakable items and valuables before the guests arrive.'

plural noun

Things which are fragile and easily broken.
  1. 'Packing material littered the office and men in moving uniforms were studiously packing breakables and other pieces of furniture that graced the office.'
  2. 'He tidied the top of the bureau and checked his trunk, making sure all breakables were stowed.'
  3. 'One of them was half full of well preserved tissue paper that has been kept for the express purpose of wrapping all of the breakables when we move.'
  4. 'Boxes will be available from local shops and you can save your newspapers for wrapping breakables.'
  5. 'We had put all the breakables and valuables in the study.'
  6. 'This man obviously didn't know the meaning of being a parent, all the breakables he had in there.'
  7. 'It goes without saying that the particular eyes of the particular kids in the room immediately lit up at the possibilities such a treasure trove of breakables threw up.'
  8. 'For instance, before a visit, Leslie, who spent many hours safeguarding breakables from her toddler, now discusses the lay-of-the-land with her hosts first.'
  9. 'I turned on some music and got started packing the rest of my breakables.'
  10. 'We'd carefully prepared the house (bought case of beer - check, removed all breakables from ground floor - check, warn neighbours - check), and our preparation paid off.'


1. to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase.

2. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise.

3. to dissolve or annul (often followed by off): to break off friendly relations with another country.

4. to fracture a bone of (some part of the body): He broke his leg.

5. to lacerate; wound: to br

More examples(as adjective)

"ornaments can be breakable."

"yarns can be breakable."

"versions can be breakable."

"records can be breakable."

"glasses can be breakable."

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