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an escape, often with the use of force, as from a prison or mental institution.
an appearance or manifestation, as of a disease, that is sudden and often widespread; outbreak.
an itemization; breakdown:
a hotel bill with a breakout of each service offered.
an instance of surpassing any previous achievement:
a breakout in gold prices.
the act or process of removing and disassembling equipment that has been used in drilling a well.
of or constituting a sudden increase, advance, or unexpected success:
The director has finally scored with a breakout movie.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Although this theory has been widely accepted, finding an actual shock
was due to extreme serendipity.
Months after the second
she had become a member of a wild ex-orphan group.
But his former co-stars reflected on their
Aggregation is important for filling in the gaps between a few
stories each day.
Gamers also enjoyed some surprising
The initial external sensors are a magnetic switch, moisture sensor and a
board for building your own sensor.
Its biggest hits are aging and atrophying, with no
smash among the fall's new shows.
sessions comprised four hours of the seven hour meeting the majority of the day.
At the close general session,
group facilitators reported on the results of their respective groups.
Word Origin and History for
. The verbal phrase goes back to O.E.
. Transitive sense is attested from 1610s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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