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Definition of breast verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    breast

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//brest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brest//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they breast
    BrE BrE//brest//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brest//
     
    he / she / it breasts
    BrE BrE//brests//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//brests//
     
    past simple breasted
    BrE BrE//ˈbrestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrestɪd//
     
    past participle breasted
    BrE BrE//ˈbrestɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrestɪd//
     
    -ing form breasting
    BrE BrE//ˈbrestɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrestɪŋ//
     
     
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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.
  3. Word Origin Old English brēost, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch borst and German Brust.
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