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

3 senses of breakthrough

Sense 1
discovery, breakthrough, find -- (a productive insight)
       => insight, brainstorm, brainwave -- (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)

Sense 2
breakthrough -- (making an important discovery)
       => discovery, find, uncovering -- (the act of discovering something)

Sense 3
breakthrough -- (a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense)
       => penetration, incursion -- (an attack that penetrates into enemy territory)

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

3 senses of break through

Sense 1
break through, crack -- (pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 2
break through, come through -- (penetrate; "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Sense 3
erupt, come out, break through, push through -- (break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

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