Break and Mend


Break verb - To cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly.
Usage example: hated telling her that I had broken her favorite glass vase

Mend is an antonym for break in topics: weaken, destroy, run away, emerge, better a performance.


Mend verb - To put into good shape or working order again.
Usage example: that shirt will be as good as new when I'm finished mending it

Break is an antonym for mend in correct topic.

Nearby Words: mended, mending, mender

Common collocations

heart break heart mend heart
mind break mind mend mind
arm break arm mend arm
wall break wall mend wall
Other words: way, back, bones, bone, hearts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Three years after Valley at the End, Naruto is trying to mend broken promises, and Sasuke's just trying not to break.
  • Light Novel / My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario: The student council president arc saw Hachiman strain his relationship with his sister, Komachi, but he manages to mend it.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl For extra Foil points, Geron's basic magical power is the ability to break things, whereas Nuri has the power to mend them.
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Mend or Break. 2016. Accessed June 26, 2022.
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