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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

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

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall', a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.
Mitt Romney

The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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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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