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  1. break·out
    IPA[ˈbrākˌout]
  2. noun

    • 1. a forcible escape, especially from prison:

      a prison breakout
    • 2. (in soccer, hockey, and other sports) a sudden attack by a team that had been defending:

      the Dutch tend to be defensive and go for the breakout
    • 3. an outbreak:

      a breakout of hostilities
    • 4. the deformation or splintering of wood, stone, or other material being drilled or planed:

      avoid breakout and fluffy edges
    • 5. a categorized list:

      an excellent breakout of websites by topic
    • 6. a sudden advance to a new level:

      gold was overdue for a breakout

    adjective

    • 1. suddenly and extremely popular or successful:

      a breakout movie
    • 2. denoting or relating to groups that break away from a conference or other larger gathering for discussion:

      we divided into 15 breakout groups
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: breakout, plural noun: breakouts

    • noun

      a forcible escape, especially from prison:

      (in soccer and other sports) a sudden attack by a team that has been defending:

    • adjective

      suddenly and extremely popular or successful:

      denoting a group which breaks away from a larger gathering for discussion:

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