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Hello everyone,

What does "breaking" mean in the following sentence?

At one point, I saw that I was close to the waves and the beach where they were breaking.

I think it means "were meeting".

Source; Treasure Island, Episode; 7,chapter; How my adventure began

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The waves were breaking. May I recommend a Google image search for "waves breaking".

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Joseph AI think you mean the following images.https://www.google.iq/search?q=waves+breaking&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgjMGN4OngAhWx ...

Because of Google's region-specific settings I may not see precisely the same results as you, but I trust that the images that you see make it abundantly clear what a breaking wave looks like.

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Thank you, GPY.
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Thank you, AlpheccaStars.
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Joseph A Thank you, AlpheccaStars.

Do you understand "breaking waves" now?

Yes, I understand it. Thank you.