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breast

breast

 
pronunciation:
brest
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
to make a clean breast of
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the front part of the thorax; chest.
The bird is primarily gray with a red breast.The soldier's breast heaved once more.
 
similar words:
heart
definition 2: either of two fleshy protuberances on the human chest, usu. more pronounced on females than on males, having a nipple at the center.
She held the baby to her breast.
similar words:
bust
definition 3: the corresponding glands of lower mammals.
definition 4: the bosom, when considered the center of emotion or personal conviction.
He felt in his breast that his actions were morally wrong.
similar words:
bosom, heart
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phrase: to make a clean breast of
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: breasted, breasting, breasts
definition 1: to face, meet, or encounter; confront.
definition 2: to climb or surmount (a mountain or obstruction).
derivation: breastless (adj.)
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