Synonyms & Antonyms of breakout

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the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement
  • the captives had been planning to stage a breakout at the next change in shift for the guards

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Synonyms of break out (Entry 2 of 2)

to develop suddenly and violently
  • in the wake of news reports of deaths from the flu, panic broke out, and there was a mad rush for flu shots

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“Breakout.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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to constrict the range or activity of

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