a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(verb)
a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
recess, good luck, rift, fault, prison-breaking, breakout, fracture, suspension, break of serve, happy chance, respite, geological fault, faulting, gaolbreak, shift, interruption, time out, severance, pause, open frame, disruption, jailbreak, gap, severing, falling out, prisonbreak, breaking, breakage, rupture, intermission, break
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
"offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
crack, break away, plunder, soften, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, spite, part, collapse, disclose, die, transgress, ruin, founder, weaken, rape, outrage, discover, trespass, snap off, stop, go, demote, wear out, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, spoil, offend, appal, wound, overstep, relegate, bring out, violate, hurt, divulge, pause, break-dance, assault, get around, ravish, cave in, let on, buck, pique, desecrate, check, break up, break in, give, split up, dishonour, better, gap, burst, injure, break off, dishonor, bust, erupt, bruise, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, scandalise, fall apart, kick downstairs, scandalize, profane, fracture, break down, shock, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, give way, sin, expose, break, go bad, discontinue, despoil, intermit, get out, appall, wear
make an opening or gap in
The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.
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 by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture; a fissure.
to leap clear out of the water
A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
A breaking out upon; an assault.
A bruise; a wound.
A hernia; a rupture.
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violation, infringement, contravention, non-compliance, violate, offence, violations, rape, non-performance, breccia, non-fulfilment, rupture, infringe, contrary, failure, violating, contravene, sprain, breakdown, breaching, infraction, breakage, break, dereliction, abuse, non-observance, default, breaches, breaking, non-respect, intrusion
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How to use breach in a sentence?
You can be certain the mullahs (Iran's leaders) are not going to call us in Washington when they decide to breach the agreement. They're going to sneak out, covertly, gradually over time, when they think we're not looking.
This breach is a parent's nightmare of epic proportions, a different approach to security for all organizations is needed.
The breach of the embankment is going to happen, what we don't know is whether that breach will affect the dam.
Wynn's actions are more likely to reflect a genuine frustration with a breach of the confidential nature of the discussions than an attempt to add pressure to the negotiation.
We are satisfied that we will be able to have a process which can get us the answers, if they are not accountable in the way that we expect them to be with appropriate access then they would be in material breach of the agreement and subject to any and all options available to the United States.
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- скъсване на отношения, разбиване на вълни, нарушение, пробив, прибой, цепнатинаBulgarian
- Bruch, Bresche, Brechen, VerstoßGerman
- violación, disolución, batería, brecha, boquete, quebrada, incumplimientoSpanish
- rikkoa, hyökkäys, rikkominen, murtuma, murtua, hypätä, rikkomus, särkeä, välirikko, murros, murtuminenFinnish
- infraction, brouille, violation, brècheFrench
- briseadhScottish Gaelic
- törés, hullámtörésHungarian
- brecho, brechizarIdo
- parada, infração, fissura, términoPortuguese
- [[разры́в]] [[отношение, наруше́ние, невыполне́ние, штурм, проло́м, разры́в, брешьRussian
- kirmak, kanun disi is yapmak, bosluk, SaldiriTurkish
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