upbreak

verb

Definition of upbreak

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to break up or open

intransitive verb

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

upbreak

noun

Definition of upbreak (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for upbreak

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 9 Aug. 2020.

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