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breach - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'breach' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Breach [ n.]
- The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
- Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
- A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
- A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
- A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
- A bruise; a wound.
- A hernia; a rupture.
- A breaking out upon; an assault.
2 . Breach [ v. i.]
- To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
3 . Breach [ v. t.]
- To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.

Meaning of 'breach' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . breach [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
Example in sentence:
  • they hoped to avoid a break in relations
2 . breach [ v]
Meaning (2):
- act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Example in sentence:
  • break a law;
  • break a promise;
  • offend all laws of humanity;
  • violate the basic laws or human civilization