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Meaning of BREAK OUT

Pronunciation:  breyk awt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become raw or open; as of skin eruptions; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
  2. [v]  start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
  3. [v]  begin suddenly and sometimes violently; "He broke out shouting"
  4. [v]  take from stowage in preparation for usage
  5. [v]  move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"
 Synonyms: break, break away, erupt, recrudesce
 See Also: afflict, ail, begin, break loose, escape, get away, pain, start, take out, trouble, unpack



Thesaurus Terms
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