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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 jail Running away and escaping
break out in a rash/sweat, etc to suddenly have spots or sweat (= salty liquid ) appear on your skin Being and falling illSkin complaints and blemishes
(Definition of break out from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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