Meaning of BREACH in English

BREACH

(~es, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

If you ~ an agreement, a law, or a promise, you break it.

The newspaper ~ed the code of conduct on privacy...

= violate

VERB: V n

2.

A ~ of an agreement, a law, or a promise is an act of breaking it.

The congressman was accused of a ~ of secrecy rules.

...a $1 billion ~ of contract suit.

= violation

N-VAR

3.

A ~ in a relationship is a serious disagreement which often results in the relationship ending. (FORMAL)

Their actions threatened a serious ~ in relations between the two countries.

...the ~ between Tito and Stalin.

= rift, rupture

N-COUNT: usu N in/between n

4.

If someone or something ~es a barrier, they make an opening in it, usually leaving it weakened or destroyed. (FORMAL)

Fire may have ~ed the cargo tanks and set the oil ablaze.

= rupture

VERB: V n

5.

If you ~ someone’s security or their defences, you manage to get through and attack an area that is heavily guarded and protected.

The bomber had ~ed security by hurling his dynamite from a roof overlooking the building.

VERB: V n

Breach is also a noun.

...widespread ~es of security at Ministry of Defence bases.

N-COUNT

6.

If you step into the ~, you do a job or task which someone else was supposed to do or has done in the past, because they are suddenly unable to do it.

I was persuaded to step into the ~ temporarily when they became too ill to continue.

PHRASE: V inflects

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