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broke out

verb
past tense of break out

Synonyms of broke out

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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“Broke out.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/broke%20out. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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