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English definition of “break out”

break out

phrasal verb with break
 
 
/breɪk/ verb (past tense broke, past participle broken)
START B2 If a fire, war, disease, etc breaks out, it starts suddenly: A fight broke out among the crowd.Starting and beginningStarting again
ESCAPE to escape from prison: to break out of jailRunning away and escaping
break out in a rash/sweat, etc to suddenly have spots or sweat (= salty liquid) appear on your skinBeing and falling illSkin complaints and blemishes
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