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English verb: break out

1. break out (change) start abruptly


SamplesAfter 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc.


Synonymserupt


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)begin, start

2. break out (change) begin suddenly and sometimes violently


SamplesHe broke out shouting.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)begin, start

3. break out (motion) move away or escape suddenly


SamplesThe horses broke from the stable.
Three inmates broke jail.
Nobody can break out--this prison is high security.


Synonymsbreak, break away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away


Verb groupbreak

4. break out (contact) take from stowage in preparation for use


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take out, unpack

5. break out (change) become raw or open


SamplesHe broke out in hives.
My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries.
Such boils tend to recrudesce.


Synonymserupt, recrudesce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ail, pain, trouble









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