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English noun: breach

1. breach (act) a failure to perform some promised act or obligation


Broader (hypernym)failure


Narrower (hyponym)breach of contract, breach of duty

2. breach (object) an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

3. breach (event) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)


SamplesThey hoped to avoid a break in relations.


Synonymsbreak, falling out, rift, rupture, severance


Broader (hypernym)breakup, detachment, separation


Narrower (hyponym)schism


English verb: breach

1. breach (social) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises


SamplesOffend all laws of humanity.
Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Break a law.
Break a promise.


Synonymsbreak, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disrespect


Narrower (hyponym)blunder, boob, conflict, contravene, drop the ball, goof, infringe, intrude, run afoul, sin, sin, transgress, trespass, trespass, trespass


Antonymskeep, observe

2. breach (contact) make an opening or gap in


Synonymsgap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, open up









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