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Definition of breast verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they breast
    he / she / it breasts
    past simple breasted
    -ing form breasting
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  1. 1breast something to reach the top of a hill, etc. As they breasted the ridge, they saw the valley and lake before them.
  2. 2breast something to push through something, touching it with your chest He strode into the ocean, breasting the waves.
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