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breach

breach

 
pronunciation:
brich
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of breaking a law or promise.
It is a breach of trust to tell a lie.
similar words:
offense
definition 2: an opening or gap made by breaking through something.
The soldiers passed through the breach in the wall of the fort.
synonyms:
gap, hole, opening
similar words:
break, chink, crack, gulf, rupture, separation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: breached, breaches, breaching
definition 1: to make an opening or breach in; break through.
The water breached the dam and flooded the town.
similar words:
break through, open
definition 2: to break or violate.
He breached the agreement he had made with his lawyer.
synonyms:
break, violate
similar words:
disregard, ignore
derivation: breacher (n.)