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break out

verb

1 break out

Start abruptly.

synonym: erupt.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 66: begin, start, commence; conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter; set out etc. (depart) ... show more

Roget 655: be ill etc. adj.; ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have; droop, flag, languish, halt; ... show more



2 break out

Begin suddenly and sometimes violently.

3 break out

Move away or escape suddenly:
— Nobody can break out--this prison is high security.

synonyms: break, break away.

Roget 671: escape, scape; make one's escape, effect one's escape, make good one's escape; break jail; get off, get clear off, get well out of; echapper belle [Fr.], save one's bacon, save one's skin; weather the storm etc. ... show more

4 break out

Take from stowage in preparation for use.

5 break out

Become raw or open.

synonyms: erupt, recrudesce.


Moby thesaurus: OD, arise, be born, be brought down, be felled, be struck down, be traumatized, become, belch, blow open, blow out, break loose, break through, burst forth, burst out, catch, catch cold, clear, collapse, come down with ... show more.

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