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breakout (n.)

also break-out, 1820, from the verbal phrase, "issue forth, arise, spring up;" see break (v.) + out (adv.). The verbal phrase goes back to Old English ut brecan, utabrecan. Transitive sense is attested from 1610s.

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Definitions of breakout

breakout (n.)
an escape from jail;
the breakout was carefully planned
Synonyms: break / jailbreak / gaolbreak / prisonbreak / prison-breaking
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