breakout

I UK [ˈbreɪkaʊt] / US [ˈbreɪkˌaʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "breakout":
singular breakout plural breakouts
1) an occasion when prisoners escape from a prison
2) one of several groups that a larger group of people has divided into to discuss something, especially at a conference

a breakout session

3) a sudden appearance of a disease

the 1998 BSE breakout

4) American an appearance of spots on your skin

II UK [ˈbreɪkaʊt] / US [ˈbreɪkˌaʊt] adjective [only before noun] American
involving great success that makes someone or something very popular

We haven't seen a real breakout series from NBC since Friends.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • breakout — (n.) 1820, from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out) (adv.). The verbal phrase goes back to O.E. ut brecan, utabrecan. Transitive sense is attested from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • breakout — [brāk′out΄] n. a sudden, forceful escape, as from prison or enemy troop encirclement adj. achieving, resulting in, or characterized by sudden or unexpected success or popularity …   English World dictionary

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  • breakout — A rise in a security s price above a resistance level (commonly its previous high price) or a drop below a level of support (commonly the former low price.) A breakout is taken to signify a continuing move in the same direction. Can be used by… …   Financial and business terms

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