breach+rupture

  • 1 breach — n 1 Breach, infraction, violation, transgression, trespass, infringement, contravention are comparable when denoting the act or the offense of one who fails to keep the law or to do what the law, one s duty, or an obligation requires. Breach… …

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  • 2 Breach — (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking, in a… …

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  • 3 Breach of falth — Breach Breach (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking …

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  • 4 Breach of peace — Breach Breach (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking …

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  • 5 Breach of privilege — Breach Breach (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking …

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  • 6 Breach of promise — Breach Breach (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking …

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  • 7 Breach of trust — Breach Breach (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking …

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  • 8 rupture — [n1] break, split breach, burst, cleavage, cleft, crack, division, fissure, fracture, hernia, herniation, parting, rent, schism, tear; concepts 309,513 Ant. closing, closure rupture [n2] disagreement, dissolution altercation, breach, break, break …

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  • 9 Rupture — Rup ture (?; 135), n. [L. ruptura, fr. rumpere, ruptum to break: cf. F. rupture. See {Reave}, and cf. {Rout} a defeat.] 1. The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a… …

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  • 10 breach — [n1] gap aperture, break, chasm, chip, cleft, crack, discontinuity, fissure, hole, opening, rent, rift, rupture, slit, split; concept 513 Ant. bridge, connection breach [n2] violation of a law contravention, delinquency, dereliction, disobedience …

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  • 11 rupture — [rup′chər] n. [LME ruptur < MFr rupture < L ruptura < ruptus, pp. of rumpere, to break < IE * reup < base * reu , to tear out, tear apart, break > ROB, RUB] 1. the act of breaking apart or bursting, or the state of being broken… …

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  • 12 rupture — ► VERB 1) break or burst suddenly. 2) (be ruptured or rupture oneself) suffer an abdominal hernia. 3) breach or disturb (a harmonious situation). ► NOUN 1) an instance of rupturing. 2) an abdomina …

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  • 13 Rupture — Rup ture, v. i. To suffer a breach or disruption. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 rupture — n *breach, break, split, schism, rent, rift Analogous words: separation, division, parting, severance, divorce (see corresponding verbs at SEPARATE): estrangement, alienation (see corresponding verbs at ESTRANGE) …

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  • 15 breach — [[t]bri͟ːtʃ[/t]] breaches, breaching, breached 1) VERB If you breach an agreement, a law, or a promise, you break it. [V n] The newspaper breached the code of conduct on privacy... [V n] The film breached the criminal libel laws. Syn: violate …

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  • 16 rupture — 1. noun 1) pipeline ruptures Syn: break, fracture, crack, breach, burst, split, fissure 2) a rupture due to personal differences Syn: rift, estrangement, falling out, breakup …

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  • 17 breach — Synonyms and related words: abysm, abyss, alienation, arroyo, atrocity, bad faith, bore, box canyon, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of friendship, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, break, break in, break into,… …

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  • 18 breach — 1. noun 1) a clear breach of the regulations Syn: contravention, violation, infringement, infraction, transgression, neglect; Law delict 2) a breach between government and Church Syn: rift, schism, division, gulf …

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  • 19 rupture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English ruptur, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French rupture, from Latin ruptura fracture, from ruptus, past participle of rumpere to break more at reave Date: 15th century 1. breach of peace or concord; specifically …

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  • 20 rupture — rupturable, adj. /rup cheuhr/, n., v., ruptured, rupturing. n. 1. the act of breaking or bursting: The flood led to the rupture of the dam. 2. the state of being broken or burst: a rupture in the earth s surface. 3. a breach of harmonious,… …

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