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breach Explained

breach at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


breach at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. br?ic "a breaking," from brecan (see break), infl. by O.Fr. breche, from Frankish; both from P.Gmc. *brecho, *br?iko "broken," from PIE base *bhreg-. Fig. sense of "a breaking of rules, etc." was in O.E. The verb is first recorded 1573. ///

breach at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [Language: Old English; Origin: bryce]//
1 [U and C] an action that breaks a law, rule, or agreement: breach of// --This was a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement.// --They sued the company for breach of contract .// --a breach of professional duty// be in breach of sth// --He was clearly in breach of the law.//
2 [C] a serious disagreement between people, groups, or countries: breach with// --Britain did not want to risk a breach with the US over sanctions.// breach between// --What had caused the sudden breach between Henry and his son?// --She wanted to help heal the breach between them.//
3 breach of confidence/trust: an action in which someone does something that people have trusted them not to do// --We regard the publication of this information as a serious breach of trust.//
4 breach of security: an action in which someone manages to learn secret information or manages to get into a place that is guarded// --There had been a major breach of security at the air base.//
5 breach of the peace: BrE the crime of making too much noise or fighting in a public place// --He was arrested and charged with breach of the peace.//
6 [C] a hole made in a wall that is intended to protect a place: breach in// --a breach in the castle wall// --a breach in the flood defence barrier//
7 step into the breach: to help by doing someone else's job or work when they are unable to do it// step in// --Thanks for stepping into the breach last week.//
breach 2 v [T]
1 to break a law, rule, or agreement: break// --The company accused him of breaching his contract.// --Traders who breach the rules could face a fine of up to [hA124]10,000.//
2 to break a hole in a wall that is intended to protect a place: --The storm had breached the sea wall in two places.//

breach at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

212 Moby Thesaurus words for "breach":
abysm, abyss, alienation, arroyo, atrocity, bad faith, bore,
box canyon, breach of contract, breach of faith,
breach of friendship, breach of privilege, breach of promise,
breach of trust, break, break in, break into, break open,
break through, breakage, breaking, burst, burst in, bust, bust in,
caesura, canyon, cave in, cavity, cessation, chap, chasm, check,
chimney, chink, chip, cleavage, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, col,
contravene, contravention, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny,
crevasse, crevice, crime, crime against humanity, cut, cut apart,
cwm, deadly sin, defile, delinquency, dell, dereliction,
difference, dike, disaffection, discontinuity, discord, disfavor,
disharmony, disobedience, disregard, disrupt, disruption,
dissension, disunion, disunity, ditch, divergence, dividedness,
division, donga, draw, enormity, error, estrangement, evil,
excavation, exfoliate, failure, falling-out, fault, felony,
fissure, flaw, flume, force open, fracture, furrow, gap, gape,
gash, genocide, gorge, groove, guilty act, gulch, gulf, gully,
heavy sin, hiatus, hole, impropriety, incise, incision,
indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infract, infraction, infringe,
infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, interim, intermission,
interruption, interval, invade, joint, kloof, lacuna, lapse, leak,
letup, lull, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed,
misdemeanor, misfeasance, moat, mortal sin, neglect, nonfeasance,
nonobservance, notch, nullah, offend, offense, omission, open,
open fire, open rupture, open up, opening, outrage, pass, passage,
pause, peccadillo, peccancy, penetrate, prize open, quarrel,
ravine, recall of ambassadors, rent, rift, rime, rip, rive,
rupture, scale, schism, scissure, seam, secession, separation,
severance, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act,
slash, slice, slip, slit, slot, snap, splinter, split, split open,
stove in, strife, suspension, tear, tear open, tort, transgress,
transgression, trench, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, valley,
variance, venial sin, violation, void, wadi, withdrawal, wrong

breach at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

ณตั้งแต่ครั้งมนุษย์ได้อาศัยอยู่ในถ้ำ มนุษย์ได้ใช้ถ้ำกำบังตนจากแดดฝน พายุ หิมะ และลูกเห็บ]V. brush away
sample:[เทพเจ้ากำบัดปัดโพยภัย]N. ship
def:[เรือเดินทะเลขนาดใหญ่ชนิดหนึ่ง รูปร่างหัวเรือเรียวแหลม ท้ายเรือมนและราบในระดับเดียวกับหัวเรือ]
sample:[เรือกำปั่นลอยอยู่ในทะเลห่างออกไป 3 ไมล์]
N. coffer
def:[หีบทำด้วยเหล็กหนา สำหรับใส่เงินและของต่างๆ รูปค่อนข้างเป็นสี่เหลี่ยมจัตุรัส กว้างยาวสูงเท่ากัน ฝามีหูยาวตรงกลาง ตอนปลายทำเป็นช่องเล็กเพื่อปิดลงมาสวมขอเหล็กโค้งที่ตัวหีบสำหรับใส่กุญแจ เดิมทำเป็นหีบฝังตะปูหัวเห็ดทั่วตัว]

Breach at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

assimilation, consent, assent, concurrence, cooperation.

[N] (Tendency): tendency, aptness, aptitude, proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, predisposition, inclination, propensity, suscepti

breach at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 [C, U] ~ of sth a failure to do sth that must be done by law:
a breach of contract / copyright / warranty * They are in breach of Article 119. * (BrE) (a) breach of the peace (= the crime of behaving in a noisy or violent way in public) * Selling goods constituted a breach of regulation 10B.
2 [C, U] ~ of sth an action that breaks an agreement to behave in a particular way:
a breach of confidence / trust * a breach of security (= when sth that is normally protected is no longer secure)
3 [C] a break in a relationship between people or countries:
a breach in Franco-German relations
4 [C] an opening that is created during a military attack or by strong winds or seas:
They escaped through a breach in the wire fence. * A breach in the mountain wall permits warm sea air to penetrate inland.
verb [VN]
1 to not keep to an agreement or not keep a promise:
The government is accused of breaching the terms of the treaty.
2 to make a hole in a wall, fence, etc. so that sb/sth can go through it:
The dam had been breached. * Demonstrators breached police lines around the embassy.

BREACH at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

rs no resentment towards them. * [VNN] She bore him no ill will. * [VN, VNN] He's borne a grudge against me ever since that day. * He's borne me a grudge ever since that day.
support weight
5 [VN] to support the weight of sb/sth:
The ice is too thin to bear your weight.
6 [VN] (written) to show sth; to carry sth so that it can be seen:
The document bore her signature. * He was badly wounded in the war and still bears the scars. * She bears little resemblance to (= is not much like) her mother. * The title of the essay bore little relation to (= was not much connected with) the contents.
7 [VN] (formal) to have a particular name:
a family that bore an ancient and honoured name
8 [VN] (old-fashioned or formal) to carry sb/sth, especially while moving:
three kings bearing gifts
9 [VN] ~ yourself well, etc. (written) to move, behave or act in a particular way:
He bears himself (= stands, walks, etc.) proudly, like a soldier. * She bore herself with dignity throughout the funeral.
10 (formal) to give birth to a child:
[VN] She was not able to bear children. * [VNN] She had borne him six sons.
of trees / plants
11 [VN] (formal) to produce flowers or fruit
12 [V] ~ (to the) left, north, etc. to go or turn in the direction mentioned:
When you get to the fork in the road, bear right.
bear arms (old use) to be a soldier; to fight
bear fruit to have a successful result
bear hard, heavily, severely, etc. on sb (formal) to be a cause of difficulty or suffering to sb:
Taxation bears heavily on us all.
be borne in on sb (formal, especially BrE) to be realized by sb, especially after a period of time:
It was gradually borne in on us that defeat was inevitable.
bring sth to bear (on sb/sth) (formal) to use energy, pressure, influence, etc. to try to achieve sth or make sb do sth:
We must bring all our energies to bear upon the task. * Pressure was brought to bear on us to finish the work on time.
more at CROSS n., BRUNT, GRIN v., MIND n., WITNESS n.
bear down on sb/sth
1 (especially BrE) to move quickly towards sb/sth in a determined or threatening way
2 (especially AmE) to press on sb/sth:
Bear down on it with all your strength so it doesn't move.
bear on sth (written) to relate to sth
These are matters that bear on the welfare of the community.
bear sb/sth<->out (especially BrE) to show that sb is right or that sth is true:
The other witnesses will bear me out. * The other witnesses will bear out what I say.
bear up (against / under sth) to remain as cheerful as possible during a difficult time:
He's bearing up well under the strain of losing his job. * 'How are you?' 'Bearing up.'
bear with sb/sth to be patient with sb/sth:
She's under a lot of strain. Just bear with her. * If you will bear with me

Breach at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Breach \Breach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breached}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a

Breach \Breach\, v. i.
To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.

Breach \Breach\, n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice,
gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan.
br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf.
{Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] .
1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.

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. 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.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead. --Shak.

4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters
themselves; surge; surf.

The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before
me, as the breach of waters. --2 Sam. v.

{A clear breach} implies that the waves roll over the vessel
without breaking.

{A clean breach} implies that everything on deck is swept
away. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.

There's fallen between him and my lord An unkind
breach. --Shak.

6. A bruise; a wound.

Breach for breach, eye for eye. --Lev. xxiv.

7. (Med.) A hernia; a rupture.

8. A breaking out upon; an assault.

The Lord had made a breach upon Uzza. --1. Chron.
xiii. 11?

{Breach of falth}, a breaking, or a failure to keep, an
expressed or implied promise; a betrayal of confidence or

{Breach of peace}, disorderly conduct, disturbing the public

{Breach of privilege}, an act or default in violation of the
privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or
of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false
swearing before a committee. --Mozley. Abbott.

{Breach of promise}, violation of one's plighted word, esp.
of a promise to marry.

{Breach of trust}, violation of one's duty or faith in a
matter entrusted to one.

Syn: Rent; cleft; chasm; rift; aperture; gap; break;
disruption; fracture; rupture; infraction; infringement;
violation; quarrel; dispute; contention; difference;

breach at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of
humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human
civilization"; "break a law" [syn: {transgress}, {offend},
{infract}, {violate}, {go against}, {break}]
2: make an opening or gap in [syn: {gap}]

n 1: a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
2: an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
3: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[syn: {rupture}, {break}, {severance}, {rift}, {falling

breach at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » breech


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: audio » en-us-breach.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːtʃ

  • Inter: homophones » breech


    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » breche|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » brice|briċe|lang=ang, Inter: term » bryce|bryċe|breach, fracture, breaking, infringement; fragment|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » brukiz||breach, fissure|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » brukōnan|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » brekanan||to break|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » breach|lang=sco, Inter: term » breiche|lang=sco, Inter: term » bretch|lang=sco, Inter: term » breack||breach|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » stq|- Inter: term » breeke||breach, break|lang=stq, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » breuk||breach|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Bruch||breach|lang=de. More at Inter: l » en|break.


    Inter: en-noun » es

  • The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
    1. 1748, David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Section 3, § 12:
    2. : But were the poet to make a total difression from his subject, and introduce a new actor, nowise connected with the personages, the imagination, feeling a breach in transition, would enter coldly into the new scene;
    3. Inter: lega » l 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.
    4. A gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture; a fissure.
    5. 1599, Category: w - :William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, Henry V, act 3, scene 1:
    6. : "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead."
    7. A breaking up of amicable relations, a falling-out.
    8. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
    9. 1719, Category: w - :Daniel Defoe|Daniel Defoe, Category: w - :Robinson Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe:
    10. : I cast my eye to the stranded vessel, when, the breach and froth of the sea being so big, I could hardly see it, it lay so far of; and considered, Lord! how was it possible I could get on shore.
    11. A breaking out upon; an assault.
    12. Inter: archai » c A bruise; a wound.
    13. Inter: archai » c A hernia; a rupture.


      * break

  • rift
  • rupture
  • gap

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from breach (noun)
  • breach of contract
  • breach of promise

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • breach of the peace
    • Inter: l » en|faithbreach

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • Inter: l » en|oathbreach

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » figuratively: the act of breaking
    • Finnish: murros
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|törés
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|parada|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|briseadh|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|brecha|f
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|kirmak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » break of a law or obligation
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|нарушение|n
    • Finnish: rikkomus (law, contract), rikkominen (promise)
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|infraction|f, Inter: t+ » fr|violation|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Verstoß|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|infração|f
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|briseadh|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|violación|f, Inter: t+ » es|brecha|f
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|kanun disi is yapmak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gap
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|цепнатина|f, Inter: t+ » bg|пробив|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|murtuma
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brèche|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bruch|m, Inter: t+ » de|Bresche|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|fissura|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|brecha|f, Inter: t+ » es|batería|f, Inter: t+ » es|boquete|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bräsch|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|bosluk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » breaking up of amicable relations
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|скъсване на отношения
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|välirikko
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brouille|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|término|m
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|briseadh|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|disolución|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » breaking of waves
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|разбиване на вълни, Inter: t+ » bg|прибой|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|murtuminen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hullámtörés
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|quebrada|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » assault
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|штурм|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|brecha|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|Saldiri

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Ido: brecho
    • Italian: breccia
    • Korean: 위반
    • Spanish: brecha {{f}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » breach|es
  • Inter: transitiv » e To make a breach in.
    1. : They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To violate or break.
    3. 2000, Mobile Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc. v. United States, Justice Stevens.
    4. : "I therefore agree with the Court that the Government did breach its contract with petitioners in failing to approve, within 30 days of its receipt, the plan of exploration petitioners submitted."
    5. Inter: transitive » nautical|of the sea, to break into a ship or into a coastal defence
    6. Inter: intransitiv » e Inter: context » of a whale to leap clear out of the water

    Translation: et » breach
    Translation: el » breach
    Translation: eo » breach
    Translation: fa » breach
    Translation: fr » breach
    Translation: ko » breach
    Translation: io » breach
    Translation: it » breach
    Translation: kn » breach
    Translation: hu » breach
    Translation: mg » breach
    Translation: ml » breach
    Translation: my » breach
    Translation: nl » breach
    Translation: pl » breach
    Translation: ru » breach
    Category: simple:breach -
    Translation: fi » breach
    Translation: sv » breach
    Translation: ta » breach
    Translation: te » breach
    Translation: uk » breach
    Translation: vi » breach
    Translation: zh » breach