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English definition of “breach”

breach

verb [T]
 
 
/briːtʃ/ formal LAW
to not obey a law or to not do what was promised or agreed: The corporation was sued for allegedly breaching a contract to supply voice-mail systems. The organization's conduct during the conflict breached international law, according to a leading human rights group. breach rules/regulations Since the group warned it was in danger of breaching its banking covenants last week, the shares have tumbled 47%.
(Definition of breach verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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