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Definition of "breakout" []

  • A forceful emergence from a restrictive condition or situation. (noun)
  • A sudden manifestation or increase, as of a disease; an outbreak. (noun)
  • A breakdown of statistical data. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breakout" in a sentence
  • "He visited the Japanese leg of "JAM: Tokyo London" which he describes as a "breakout show that elevated urban vinyl, motion graphics and graphic design into art and defined the upcoming generation of art superstars like Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara," and never looked back."
  • "And because this is a real workshop, we spent the rest of the afternoon in breakout groups having fascinating discussions."
  • "He had a 19-win breakout season last year, finally fulfilling the gaudy projections that had followed him almost since he signed as a 16-year-old in 2002."