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break out

phrasal verb with break us   /breɪk/ verb
  • (ESCAPE)

to escape from a place or a situation: Two inmates broke out of prison and are still at large.

break out

phrasal verb with break us   /breɪk/ verb
  • (SKIN CONDITION)

to suddenly begin to have a rash (= spots on the skin): Detergents make my hands break out. I hate it when I break out in hives.
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break out

phrasal verb with break uk   /breɪk/ us   /breɪk/ verb broke, broken
  • (START)

B2 If something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts: War broke out in 1914. Fighting has broken out all over the city.
break out in a rash, sweat, etc.
to suddenly have red marks or sweat appear on your skin: She broke out in a rash after eating some strawberries. It didn't take much exercise to make him break out in (a) sweat. When I heard the noise I broke out in a cold sweat.

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