breakout

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1break·out

noun \ˈbrāk-ˌat\

: an escape from a prison, jail, etc.

Full Definition of BREAKOUT

:  a violent or forceful break from a restraining condition or situation; especially :  a military attack to break from encirclement

Examples of BREAKOUT

  1. <the captives had been planning to stage a breakout at the next change in shift for the guards>

First Known Use of BREAKOUT

1820

Rhymes with BREAKOUT

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2breakout

adjective

: having, causing, or marked by sudden and great success that comes usually after a time without much success

Full Definition of BREAKOUT

:  being or relating to a sudden or smashing success especially in comparison to previous efforts <a breakout book>

Examples of BREAKOUT

  1. The company had a breakout year last year, tripling its profits from the previous year.

First Known Use of BREAKOUT

1978

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