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Definition of breakout adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) suddenly and extremely popular and successful; establishing someone's reputation a breakout hit/movie
  2. 2taking place separately from the main meeting, with a smaller number of people a breakout session before the convention a breakout group on ethical issues Here are some notes from the breakout session I attended.
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