English: break

English verb 'break' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to break
Participle: broken
Gerund: breaking

Indicative

Present

Ibreak
youbreak
he;she;itbreaks
webreak
youbreak
theybreak

Perfect

Ihave broken; broke
youhave broken; broke
he;she;ithas broken; broke
wehave broken; broke
youhave broken; broke
theyhave broken; broke

Past

Ibroke
youbroke
he;she;itbroke
webroke
youbroke
theybroke

Pluperfect

Ihad broken; broke
youhad broken; broke
he;she;ithad broken; broke
wehad broken; broke
youhad broken; broke
theyhad broken; broke

Future

Iwill break
youwill break
he;she;itwill break
wewill break
youwill break
theywill break

Future perfect

Iwill have broken; broke
youwill have broken; broke
he;she;itwill have broken; broke
wewill have broken; broke
youwill have broken; broke
theywill have broken; broke

Subjunctive

Present

Ibreak
youbreak
he;she;itbreak
webreak
youbreak
theybreak

Perfect

Ihave broken; broke
youhave broken; broke
he;she;ithave broken; broke
wehave broken; broke
youhave broken; broke
theyhave broken; broke

Imperfect

Ibroke
youbroke
he;she;itbroke
webroke
youbroke
theybroke

Pluperfect

Ihad broken; broke
youhad broken; broke
he;she;ithad broken; broke
wehad broken; broke
youhad broken; broke
theyhad broken; broke

Conditional

Present

Iwould break
youwould break
he;she;itwould break
wewould break
youwould break
theywould break

Perfect

Iwould have broken; broke
youwould have broken; broke
he;she;itwould have broken; broke
wewould have broken; broke
youwould have broken; broke
theywould have broken; broke

Imperative

youbreak
weLet's break
youbreak

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam breaking
youare breaking
he;she;itis breaking
weare breaking
youare breaking
theyare breaking

Perfect

Ihave been breaking
youhave been breaking
he;she;ithas been breaking
wehave been breaking
youhave been breaking
theyhave been breaking

Past

Iwas breaking
youwere breaking
he;she;itwas breaking
wewere breaking
youwere breaking
theywere breaking

Pluperfect

Ihad been breaking
youhad been breaking
he;she;ithad been breaking
wehad been breaking
youhad been breaking
theyhad been breaking

Future

Iwill be breaking
youwill be breaking
he;she;itwill be breaking
wewill be breaking
youwill be breaking
theywill be breaking

Future perfect

Iwill have been breaking
youwill have been breaking
he;she;itwill have been breaking
wewill have been breaking
youwill have been breaking
theywill have been breaking

Conditional

Present

Iwould be breaking
youwould be breaking
he;she;itwould be breaking
wewould be breaking
youwould be breaking
theywould be breaking

Perfect

Iwould have been breaking
youwould have been breaking
he;she;itwould have been breaking
wewould have been breaking
youwould have been breaking
theywould have been breaking

Verbs conjugated like break

bespeak, break, speak, steal,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. brecan (class IV strong verb; past tense bræc, pp. brocen), from P.Gmc. *brekan (cf. O.Fris. breka, Du. breken, O.H.G. brehhan, Ger. brechen, Goth. brikan), from PIE base *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction). Most modern senses were in O.E. Meaning "to disclose" is from 1450. Noun sense of "short interval between spells of work (originally between lessons at school) is from 1861. Break the ice is 1602, in ref. to the "coldness" of encounters of strangers. Break wind first attested 1552. Breaker "heavy ocean wave" is from 1684. Breakneck (of speeds, etc.) is from 1562. Breakthrough is 1918, originally in ref. to WWI military events. Ironic theatrical good luck formula break a leg has parallels in Ger. Hals und Bein brechen "break your neck and leg," and It. in bocca al lupo.