There are 2 definitions of break even in English:

break even1

Reach a point in a business venture when the profits are equal to the costs: the firm will break even at the operating level this year
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  • But in the most recent quarter it barely broke even, reporting operating profit of just $5 million on sales of $1.1 billion.
  • Even in a growing economy, it takes five to seven years before a magazine breaks even or turns a profit.
  • The business is barely breaking even, and it's going to take extensive promotion and careful management to improve its performance.
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Pronunciation: ˌɪntəˈniːsʌɪn
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destructive to both sides in a conflict

There are 2 definitions of break even in English:

break-even2

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noun

The point or state at which a person or company breaks even: the company expects to reach break-even by the end of the year [as modifier]: the break-even point
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  • Some of the SAIC-German joint ventures reached their break-even point during the first year of production.
  • Lippo Online, he said, expected to reach a break-even point on its investment in less than three years.
  • The government's own Cabinet Office puts the break-even rate for most exporters at 115 yen to the dollar.

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