Definition of

Breakout

  1. (noun, act) an escape from jail

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Alternate forms of Breakout

Derivations: break out

Hypernyms: escape, flight

Origin of the word Breakout

  1. 1820, from break + out. The verbal phrase goes back to O.E. ut brecan, utabrecan. Transitive sense is attested from 1610s. more

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