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noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊt.breɪk/ us  
C2 a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant: an outbreak of cholera/food poisoning/rioting/war Last weekend saw further thundery outbreaks.Beginnings and startsDisease and illness - general words
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