upbreak

1 of 2

verb

transitive verb

: to break up or open

intransitive verb

: to force a way up (as through the surface)

upbreak

2 of 2

noun

: an act or instance of breaking up
especially : eruption, outburst

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English upbreken, from up + breken to break

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“Upbreak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upbreak. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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