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Noun: breakout  'breyk,awt
  1. An escape from jail
    "the breakout was carefully planned";
    - break, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking
Verb: break out  breyk awt
  1. Start abruptly
    "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc";
    - erupt
     
  2. Begin suddenly and sometimes violently
    "He broke out shouting"
     
  3. Move away or escape suddenly
    "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security";
    - break, break away
     
  4. Take from stowage in preparation for use
     
  5. Become raw or open
    "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries";
    - erupt, recrudesce

Derived forms: broke out, breaking out, broken out, breaks out, breakouts

See also: break

Type of: ail, begin, break loose, escape, flight, get away, pain, start, take out, trouble, unpack

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