When something breaks in a dream, it suggests the ‘breaking point’ where something can be released. Broken bottles often release liquid as a symbol of releasing feelings. Broken heirlooms show how you are breaking from family values. Things that open up and are associated with ‘breaking’ show how opening up is not easy and the dream is allowing you to explore it. As the idea of ‘breaking with the past’ or having someone ‘break the news’ this is a symbol associated with moving through difficulty and exploring it objectively to become more empowered. When break is associated with 'taking a break' see Vacation.