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breakout

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.aʊt/
a violent escape, especially by a group, from prison: There has been a mass breakout from one of Germany's top security jails.

breakout

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.aʊt/
used in connection with smaller groups that separate from a meeting to discuss a particular issue, before returning to the main meeting: a breakout session/meeting/room
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