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breach

noun

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1 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
  • the president's deliberate misstatements were widely seen as a breach of the public trust

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3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • the cat got out of the yard through a breach in the hedge

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breach

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of breach (Entry 2 of 2)

to fail to keep
  • a builder being sued by a homeowner for breaching a contract

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The first known use of breach was in the 14th century

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“Breach.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breach. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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