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PHP break Keyword

❮ PHP Keywords

Example

Break out of a loop:

<?php
$cars = ["Ford", "Volvo", "BMW"];
foreach($cars as $car) {
  echo $car;
  echo "<br>";
  if($car == "Volvo") {
    break;
  }
}
?>
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Definition and Usage

The break keyword is used to break out of for loops, foreach loops, while loops, do..while loops and switch conditions.

In the switch block, all of the code following a case statement will be executed until a break keyword is found. This could also be code belonging to another case.


Related Pages

The switch keyword.

Use the continue keyword to end the current iteration in a loop, but continue with the next.

Read more about break and continue in our PHP Break and Continue Tutorial.

Read more about loops in our PHP Loops Tutorial.

Read more about switch conditionals in our PHP switch Statement Tutorial.


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Example

Using break in a switch statement:

<?php
$favcolor = "red";

switch ($favcolor) {
  case "red":
    echo "Your favorite color is red!";
    break;
  case "blue":
    echo "Your favorite color is blue!";
    break;
  case "green":
    echo "Your favorite color is green!";
    break;
  default:
    echo "Your favorite color is neither red, blue, nor green!";
}
?>
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❮ PHP Keywords