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Breach meaning

breach - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  2. 2. Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non- fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
  3. 3. A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
  4. 4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  5. 5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  6. 6. A bruise; a wound.
  7. 7. A hernia; a rupture.
  8. 8. A breaking out upon; an assault.
  9. 9. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
  10. 10. A failure or violation of a legal obligation.
  11. 11. To break the water, as by leaping out; - said of a whale.
  12. 12. Something broken; a gap; infraction; quarrel.
  13. 13. To make a breach in, as a wall.

breach - examples of usage

  1. I am very glad to hear it; but perhaps a Breach of Promise will come on?" - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. I suppose it's rather a breach of confidence, only I know I shall be safe with you...." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " The villains fight desperately, and I can't see that we have made a single breach in any part of the walls. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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