breach

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Plain form
breach

Third-person singular
breaches

Past tense
breached

Past participle
breached

Present participle
breaching

  1. (transitive) If you breach a duty, you do something that you should not do.
  2. (transitive) If an army or the police breach a barrier, a wall, etc., they were not able to enter it before but now they can.
    The police breached the front door and searched the house.

Noun[change]

Singular
breach

Plural
breaches

  1. A breach is the act of breaching; for example, a breach of contract may occur when somebody does not do what they promised.
  2. A breach can also be a hole.
    Water entered through a breach in the levee.

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