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 Dictionary entry overview: What does breakout mean? 

  The noun BREAKOUT has 1 sense:

1. an escape from jail

  Familiarity information: BREAKOUT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1breakout [BACK TO TOP]


An escape from jail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


breakout; gaolbreak; jailbreak; prison-breaking; prisonbreak; break

Context example:

the breakout was carefully planned

Hypernyms ("breakout" is a kind of...):

escape; flight (the act of escaping physically)

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