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bad break

[¦bad ′brāk]
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In type composition, the setting of the first line of a page beginning with only a portion of a word or containing only a single word.
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1 Jordan Spieth, with whom Lahiri has struck a good friendship, the Indian had four birdies and one bogey, a result of a bad break on the par- five ninth hole.
They imagine how things could have been worse and tend not to dwell on bad breaks - a good plan for any budding poker king.
"You get enough bad breaks in this game so it's nice if one goes your way."
Both sides were close to hitting the back of the net in the final 20 minutes but bad breaks coupled with claims of spotty officiating forced them to end the grueling encounter in a stalemate.
``We got a few bad breaks but I can't say we deserved a hell of a lot better.
"We had him straight down to the vet's for an operation in the morning, but there were three or four bad breaks in the shoulder and there really wasn't anything that could be done."
And after suffering several bad breaks throughout his life, Rudi feared the worst when he was told to jet south for talks on Tuesday.
The Morton attacker was left frustrated as bad breaks and crunch decisions undid a powerful first-half display from the underdogs.
Bolt hit back to take the second 10-6 and after a few bad breaks in the decider,Troon ace Foster got lucky.
I got a couple of bad breaks, but that's links golf.''
"I had a lot of bad breaks. My drive on 14 pitched 10 yards inside the out-of-bounds line and bounced straight right out.