Meaning of BREACH in English

BREACH

■ noun

1》 an act of breaking a law, agreement, or code of conduct.

↘a break in relations.

2》 a gap in a wall or barrier, especially one made by an attacking army.

■ verb

1》 make a ~ in.

2》 break (a law, agreement, or code of conduct).

Phrases

~ of the peace public disturbance, or an act considered likely to cause one.

~ of promise the action of breaking a sworn assurance.

step into the ~ replace someone who is suddenly unable to do a job.

Origin

ME: from OFr. breche , ult. of Gmc origin; related to break 1 .

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