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breaks out

verb
present tense third-person singular of break out

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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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“Breaks out.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breaks%20out. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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