There is no general term; the main usages follow.
1. As a stick or bones broken in two. Haʻi, hahaʻi, uhaʻi, haki, hahaki, hakihaki, uhaki; manunu; break easily, haʻi wale.
2. As a flat surface split or broken into pieces. Wāhi; wāwahi (for various uses, see Hawaiian-English entry and entries that follow it); wāhia, ʻulupā.
3. As a string that is severed. Moku, momoku, mokumoku, mō.
4. As a dish. Nahā.
5. General. Hoʻopilikia (damage); break open or burst, pohā, moku; break open, as a nut, kīkē, kīpō, kīmō; break or pluck, as flowers, ʻako, ʻakoʻako; break, as waves, poʻi, popoʻi, haki; break apart, as taro from stalk, kōhi; break, as lumps, kō; break, as taboo, ʻaʻe, ʻaʻe kū, hehi, mauʻaʻe, hōʻaʻe, hehikū; break, as law, wāwahi, pale, haʻihaʻi; break, as a horse, hoʻolakalaka.
- See break wind, broken, daybreak.
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