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Definition of breach verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    breach

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//britʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they breach
     
    he / she / it breaches
     
    past simple breached
     
    -ing form breaching
     
     
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  1. 1breach something to not keep to an agreement or not keep a promise synonym break The government is accused of breaching the terms of the treaty.
  2. 2breach something to make a hole in a wall, fence, etc. so that someone or something can go through it The dam had been breached. Demonstrators breached police lines around the embassy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: breach

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