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Definition of Breach


  1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  2. Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
  3. A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
  4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  6. A bruise; a wound.
  7. A hernia; a rupture.
  8. A breaking out upon; an assault.
  9. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
  10. To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.

Breach Quotations

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.
Alexis Herman

I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene.
Myrna Loy

The American pledge not to negotiate with terrorists has been honored more in the breach than the observance from the moment President Ronald Reagan made it.
Alex Berenson

Men and women who sell their birthright for a mess of pottage will tell you that their demise began with something small, with some seemingly insignificant breach of integrity that escalated. The little things do matter. It is not possible to profess righteousness while flirting with sin.
Sheri L. Dew
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Breach Translations

breach in Dutch is een bres slaan, een bres slaan in
breach in German is Verletzung
breach in Portuguese is ruptura
breach in Spanish is brecha
breach in Swedish is brytande
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