- 1breast something to reach the top of a hill, etc. As they breasted the ridge, they saw the valley and lake before them.
- 2breast something to push through something, touching it with your chest He strode into the ocean, breasting the waves. Word Origin Old English brēost, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch borst and German Brust.
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//