Break and Severance


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Break noun – An open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge).
Usage example: the rancher repaired the break in the fence where the horse had gotten through

Severance is a synonym for break in separation topic. In some cases you can use "Severance" instead a noun "Break", when it comes to topics like breach.
Nearby Words: breach, breakdown, breaking, breakup, breakable
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Severance noun – A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions).
Break is a synonym for severance. You can use "Break" instead the word "Severance" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: sever, severed, severing
Synonyms for Severance
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