What is the Meaning of BREAK OUT?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
the sudden start of something (often this refers to something undesirable, such as a forest fire, war, fighting, a riot, pimples or sweat)
1. It is especially dry in Northern Alberta this month and a number of forest fires have broken out.
2. Riots broke out all over the city when the election results were announced.
3. My mom is 40 and she still breaks out every time she eats chocolate. That’s kind of depressing. I hope it’s not genetic!
4. I break out in a sweat every time that teacher asks me a question. He scares me!
to escape from prison
Three prisoners broke out of the federal jail yesterday.
|present participle||BREAKING OUT|
|past participle||BROKEN OUT|