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outbreaks

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plural of outbreak

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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • there was an immediate outbreak of paper shuffling and a pretense of work when the supervisor passed through the room

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2 open fighting against authority (as one's own government)
  • the government quelled the outbreak with ruthless efficiency

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“Outbreaks.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/out-breaks. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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