breast

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Noun[change]

Singular
breast

Plural
breasts

  1. (countable), (usually plural) A woman's breasts are the two soft round parts on her chest.
    She learned that the cancer in her breast had spread to her leg.
    Some mothers start to lose their breast milk two or three months after a child is born.
  2. (countable) Your breast is the area between your neck and your belly.
    A warm feeling spread in his breast as she stepped closer.
  3. (uncountable) Breast is bird meat that comes from the front of the bird
    Skinless, boneless chicken breasts have very little flavour when grilled.
  4. (countable) A bird's breast is the front of its body below its head.
    The Robin is a plump bird with bright orange-red breast.
  5. (countable) The breast of a jacket or shirt is the part that goes over your breast.
    My father pulled a cigarette from his breast pocket.

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Plain form
breast

Third-person singular
breasts

Past tense
breasted

Past participle
breasted

Present participle
breasting

  1. (transitive) If you breast a hill, mountain, etc., you come to the top of it.
    He breasted the hill and saw the town in front of him.

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