Definition of Break even

1. Verb. Make neither profit nor loss.

Antonyms: Lose, Profit

2. Verb. Attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport.
Generic synonyms: Attain, Hit, Reach

Definition of Break even

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To neither gain nor lose money. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To stay the same; to neither advance nor regress. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Break Even

break a law
break a leg
break a sweat
break apart
break away
break bad
break bread
break bulk
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancing
break down
break even (current term)
break free
break ground
break in
break into
break it down
break loose
break new ground
break of dawn
break of day
break of serve
break of the day
break off
break on the wheel
break one's arm patting oneself on the back

Literary usage of Break even

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Creating Markets for Energy Technologies by International Energy Agency (2003)
"Making Photovoltaics break even 10 1/1 0,1 1000 Price competition with incumbent technology (usually fossil fuel) 0,1 Source: OECD/IEA(2000). ..."

2. Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's by Stephen Windwalker (2002)
"Does this mean that $5% of aff of your revenues beyond your break-even ... But you should have a good handle on your break-even budget so that you know what ..."

3. Breaking Into the Trade Game: A Small Business Guide to Exporting edited by Kathy Parker (1997)
"This level of sales is called the Break-Even Point (BEP) sales level. ... To calculate the break-even point, costs must be identified as being either fixed ..."

4. Water Balances in the Eastern Mediterranean by David B. Brooks, Ozay Mehmet (2000)
"The break-even prices given here for Nicosia and Gazimagusa are based on the ... Table 11 gives the break-even prices of water per cubic metre for various ..."

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