Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun break_out

1 sense of breakout

Sense 1
break, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking -- (an escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned")
       => escape, flight -- (the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_out

5 senses of break out

Sense 1
erupt, break out -- (start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc")
       => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 2
break out -- (begin suddenly and sometimes violently; "He broke out shouting")
       => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 3
break, break out, break away -- (move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security")
       => escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

Sense 4
break out -- (take from stowage in preparation for use)
       => unpack, take out -- (remove from its packing; "unpack the presents")

Sense 5
erupt, recrudesce, break out -- (become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce")
       => trouble, ail, pain -- (cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed)

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