Synonyms for Breaking:

adj.

bursting (adjective)
smashing, cracking, splintering, splitting, Fracturing, shattering, Collapsing, Crumbling, tearing.

n.

act (noun)
break, breakage.
breaking (noun)
break, breakage.
bursting (noun)
exploding, crashing, smashing, cracking, snapping, caving in, splintering, Collapsing, Riving, tearing, falling, erupting, busting, shivering, going to pot, Dissevering.
division (noun)
parting, dividing, Detaching.

v.

ceasing (verb)
stopping, Ceasing, Staying, Culminating, Discontinuing, Interrupting, Pausing, Refraining, Desisting, Suspending, Terminating, Remitting, Quitting, ending, halting, closing, Abandoning.
disintegrating (verb)
decomposing, Crumbling, Anatomizing, rotting, mortifying, Decaying, Fracturing, Degenerating, spoiling, turning, shattering, dissolving, Putrefying.
dissociating (verb)
rending, dismantling, Divorcing, uncoupling, Halving, parting, Separating, dividing, Excising, Disassociating, Dissociating, Disjoining, alienating, Disconnecting, Rupturing, Sundering, Detaching, Segregating, Disuniting, splitting, Disengaging, severing, cleaving, fragmenting, Insulating, partitioning.
interrupting (verb)
Delaying, Postponing, Snagging, Relieving, Reprieving, Recessing.
loosening (verb)
diverging, Dispersing, Unbinding, releasing, unfastening, loosening.
managing animals (verb)
grooming, breeding, herding, housebreaking, training, farming, wrangling, Taming, ranching.
separating (verb)
ripping, Amputating, ungluing, unfixing, Disintegrating, Dissecting, Incising, axing, Bisecting, unhinging, disassembling, disaffiliating, Removing, estranging, paring, cutting, slicing.

Other synonyms:

ripping
tearing.
Other relevant words:
breakage, smashing, break, snapping, tearing.

Usage examples for breaking

  1. A cry arose: " She's breaking up!" – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  2. And yet His Divine heart was full, to breaking of love, and broke itself on the cross for them, and prayed, " Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  3. On rising early a boy would find a group of small cattle just in the act of making up its mind that day was breaking – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill