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break out

verb

Definition of break out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to develop or emerge with suddenness or force <fire broke out> <a riot broke out>

  3. 2 a :  to become covered <break out in a sweat> b :  to become affected with a skin eruption

  4. 3 :  to make a break from a restraining condition or situation <broke out of a slump> <broke out of jail>

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to make ready for action or use <break out the tents and make camp> b :  to produce for consumption <break out a bottle of champagne>

  7. 2 :  to display flying and unfurled

  8. 3 :  to separate from a mass of data <break out newsstand sales>



Examples of break out in a sentence

  1. <in the wake of news reports of deaths from the flu, panic broke out, and there was a mad rush for flu shots>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of break out

before 12th century


Medical Dictionary

break out

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intransitive verb \(ˈ)brā-ˈkau̇t\

Medical Definition of break out

  1. 1:  to be affected with a skin eruption and especially one indicative of the presence of a particular disease <breaking out with measles>

  2. 2of a disease :  to manifest itself by skin eruptions

  3. 3:  to become covered with <break out in a sweat>





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