break out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v break out become raw or open "He broke out in hives","My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries","Such boils tend to recrudesce"
    • v break out start abruptly "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
    • v break out begin suddenly and sometimes violently "He broke out shouting"
    • v break out take from stowage in preparation for use
    • v break out move away or escape suddenly "The horses broke from the stable","Three inmates broke jail","Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Break out to appear suddenly: to break through all restraint
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  • Lord Byron
    “My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
  • Martin Luther
    “If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.”
  • Les Brown
    “You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”
  • James Baldwin
    “The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.”
  • Sir John Lubbock
    “We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brecan; Ger. brechen.


In literature:

The natural talents of a great and traditional nation were always breaking out in spite of them.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
But I succeeded in breaking out of prison.
"Major Frank" by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
I knew it would break out sometime soon.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
Suppose it should break in turning out.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Captain Tom, grasping his stick, stood by to help Hank in case the furious ones below succeeded in breaking out.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
The flames of partisan feeling were already breaking out in Las Plumas.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
I soon found the cause of their thus breaking out of their own bounds.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Plenty of good-will, but the eagle is not yet breaking out of the egg.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Break four eggs on a plate, leaving out one white, beat them well, and add them to the pudding.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
He followed and maintained a position close behind the galloping pony without breaking out of his rangy trot.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet

In poetry:

Shine out, my sudden angel,
Break fear with breast and brow,
I take you now and for always,
For always is always now.
"Is It For Now Or For Always" by Philip Larkin
My room was white with the sun
And Love cried out in me,
"I am strong, I will break your heart
Unless you set me free."
"May Wind" by Sara Teasdale
Sometimes a hooting laugh breaks out,
And startles me alone;
While all my fellows, wondering
At my stage-fright, play on.
"In the Wings" by Bliss William Carman
'Tis eight miles out, and eight miles in,
Just at the break of morn.
'Tis ice without and flame within,
To gain a kiss at dawn!
"To The Hills!" by Govinda Krishna Chettur
Incline Thine ear unto my plea;
Break not the reed, but hear my call:
Out of the deep I cry to Thee,
O Lord, be merciful to me!
"In The Crypt At Winchester De Profundis" by Oscar Fay Adams
'T is eight miles out and eight miles in,
Just at the break of morn.
'T is ice without and flame within,
To gain a kiss at dawn!
"To The Hills!" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Sims breaks out with Bad Time Zoo.
Break Out the Bubblegum Cigars, It's A. I am pleased to announce that my husband, Brent, and I are expecting our first baby in June.
Dwyer latest to break out .
Aces still trying to break out of.500 season rut.
"Don't break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly".
BSS Audio has introduced a new break-out box for its Soundweb family of digital signal processors.
Fights break out at Rome Walmart during Black Friday shopping.
Mark your calendars, and break out your speedos, bikinis, or holiday costumes.
Baseball's Giants and Reds Break Out the Bubbly.
Sunni-Alawite clashes break out in Lebanon's Tripoli.
Fights break out at Camacho's wake.
Hornets break out of slump, rout Bucks 102-81.
Judges condemn decree by Egypt President Morsi as protests break out .
Small fires break out in AFA dorm.
Wildfires break out on holiday in East Tennessee.

In science:

It turns out the stochastic motion over the powerfully break up the sharp contoured smooth thin classical line of the in many shortly and very disorderly (stochastically orientated) small lines.
Physical model of Schrodinger's electron. Heisenberg convenient way for description of its quantum behaviour
Chapman et al. (2000) observed with SCUBA a subset of z=3 Lyman-break galaxies having the highest estimeted rates of SF as inferred from the optical spectrum, but detected only one ob ject out of ten.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Sundrum, “Out of This World Supersymmetry Breaking”, Nucl.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
On the more physical side, it follows from the above theorem which rules out spontaneous parity breaking.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
At least this does not solve the problem here, and the break-up length scale type of scaling can be ruled out.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets