Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
1. To get up hastily.
Bnff. 1930 2 ;
Breek noo; it's yokin' time.
2. To set about any work.
Bnff. 1935 2 ;
To “breek” to a job is to get it started. “Weel, ye've gotten breekit,” as would be said to one hard at work. Bch. 1930 (per Abd.15):
We'd ull gettin him to breek i' the mornin.
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