break out

Definitions of break out
  1. verb
    begin suddenly and sometimes violently
    “He broke out shouting”
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    type of:
    begin, start
    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  2. verb
    start abruptly
    “After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc”
    synonyms: erupt
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    type of:
    begin, start
    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
  3. verb
    move away or escape suddenly
    synonyms: break, break away
    break
    make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
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    type of:
    break loose, escape, get away
    run away from confinement
  4. verb
    take from stowage in preparation for use
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    type of:
    take out, unpack
    remove from its packing
  5. verb
    become raw or open
    “He broke out in hives”
    “My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries”
    synonyms: erupt, recrudesce
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    type of:
    ail, pain, trouble
    cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
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