Associations to the word «Breach»


BREACH, noun. A gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture; a fissure.
BREACH, noun. A breaking up of amicable relations, a falling-out.
BREACH, noun. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
BREACH, noun. A breaking out upon; an assault.
BREACH, noun. (archaic) A bruise; a wound.
BREACH, noun. (archaic) A hernia; a rupture.
BREACH, noun. (legal) 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.
BREACH, noun. (figurative) A difference in opinions, social class etc.
BREACH, noun. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
BREACH, verb. (transitive) To make a breach in.
BREACH, verb. (transitive) To violate or break.
BREACH, verb. (transitive) (nautical) (of the sea) To break into a ship or into a coastal defence.
BREACH, verb. (intransitive) (of a whale) To leap clear out of the water.
BREACH OF CONTRACT, noun. (legal) An unjustifiable failure to perform under the terms of a contract when performance is due.
BREACH OF PROMISE, noun. (legal) A former tort in common law where a man withdraws an earlier promise to marry a woman.
BREACH OF THE PEACE, noun. (legal) The legal offense of engaging in public behavior which is violent, rowdy, or disruptive.
BREACH OF THE PEACE, noun. (by extension) Any public disturbance or disorderly behavior.

Dictionary definition

BREACH, noun. A failure to perform some promised act or obligation.
BREACH, noun. An opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification).
BREACH, noun. A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations".
BREACH, verb. Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise".
BREACH, verb. Make an opening or gap in.

Wise words

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