- [verb] start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
- [verb] begin suddenly and sometimes violently; "He broke out shouting"
- [verb] move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out
Synonyms: break, break away
- [verb] take from stowage in preparation for usage
- [verb] become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
Synonyms: erupt, recrudesce