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Definition of break (one's) balls

break (one's) balls

  • to complain, scold, harass, or nag as to provoke anger.
    My mom's been breaking my balls since Tuesday to mow the lawn.

    Last edited on Apr 13 2014. Submitted by Robert B. from St Louis, MO, USA on May 01 2004.

  • To punish.
    If you don't mow that lawn soon I'll break your balls.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to punish.

    Last edited on May 01 2004. Submitted by Robert B. from St Louis, MO, USA on May 01 2004.

  • To strive or work hard.
    We've been breaking our balls for an hour trying to move this piano.

    Last edited on May 01 2004. Submitted by Robert B. from St Louis, MO, USA on May 01 2004.

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Other terms relating to 'to punish':

Definitions include: to only get light punishment.
Definitions include: to complain, scold, or nag.
Definitions include: to break one's kneecaps as a form of punishment.
Definitions include: a person who must travel in the trunk of a car because there are no seats left. "Trunky monkies" sometimes get this punishment because of poor behavior.
Definitions include: a punishment for something small.
Definitions include: to kill, usually with a firearm.
Definitions include: to punish.
Definitions include: to punish.
Definitions include: a light punishment.
Definitions include: to punish.

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Other terms relating to 'ball':

Definitions include: "amazing".
Definitions include: very.
Definitions include: shaved testicles.
Definitions include: to be successful.
Definitions include: significant other.
Definitions include: testicles.
Definitions include: a demanding superior.
Definitions include: pubic hair that is kept in a style that compares to a microphone head.
Definitions include: See ball; baller
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: an estimate.
Definitions include: a rough numerical estimate.
Definitions include: exclamation of disappointment.
Definitions include: the scrotum.

Other terms relating to 'break':

Definitions include: a demanding superior.
Definitions include: "breaking and entering".
Definitions include: a bathroom break.
Definitions include: to leave a place to go somewhere else.
Definitions include: a statement of "Good luck," in situations where "Good luck" is considered bad luck, such as in theatre.
Definitions include: to hurry.
Definitions include: to leave in a hurry or abruptly.
Definitions include: to end a relationship.
Definitions include: to share with someone.
Definitions include: to have sex with someone.
Definitions include: to excessively praise one's self.
Definitions include: to take or lose one's virginity.
Definitions include: to empty one's pockets of all possessions.
Definitions include: to bring out.
Definitions include: to beat a person; "kick (one's) ass".

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