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Noun: breakthrough  'breyk,throo
  1. A productive insight
    - discovery, find
  2. Making an important discovery
  3. A penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defence
Verb: break through  breyk throo
  1. Pass through (a barrier)
    - crack
  2. Penetrate
    "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft";
    - come through
  3. Break out
    "The tooth broke through and had to be extracted";
    - erupt, come out, push through

Derived forms: breakthroughs, breaking through, breaks through, broke through

See also: break

Type of: appear, brainstorm, brainwave, discovery, find, incursion, insight, pass, penetration, uncovering

Encyclopedia: Breakthrough

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