break serve

break (someone's) serve (or service)
win a game in a tennis match against an opponent's service

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • break someone's serve — break service or break someone s serve (tennis, etc) To win a game in which one s opponent is serving • • • Main Entry: ↑break * * * break someone’s serve/service/ phrase in tennis, to win a game in which your opponent is serving …   Useful english dictionary

  • break someone's serve — ► break someone s serve win a game in a tennis match against an opponent s service. Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break someone's service — break someone’s serve/service/ phrase in tennis, to win a game in which your opponent is serving Thesaurus: tennishyponym sports events and competitionshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Serve (tennis) — A serve (or, more formally, a service) in tennis is a shot to start a point. The serve is usually initiated by tossing the ball into the air and hitting it (usually near the apex of its trajectory) into the diagonally opposite service box without …   Wikipedia

  • Break (Tennis) — Ein Tennis Match Tennis ist ein Ballspiel, das von zwei oder vier Spielern gespielt wird. Besteht ein Team aus je zwei Männer wird es als Herrendoppel, besteht es aus je zwei Damen als Damendoppel, bezeichnet. Doppelteams aus je einem Herrn und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • break — [[t]bre͟ɪk[/t]] ♦ breaks, breaking, broke, broken 1) V ERG When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped. [V n] He fell through the window, breaking the glass …   English dictionary

  • break — break1 verb (past broke; past participle broken) 1》 separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.     ↘(of waves) curl over and dissolve into foam.     ↘(of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus) be discharged when the sac is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • break — breakable, adj. breakableness, n. breakably, adv. breakless, adj. /brayk/, v., broke or (Archaic) brake; broken or (Archaic) broke; breaking; n. v.t …   Universalium

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