break out in something

break out in something
ˌbreak ˈout in sth derived
to suddenly become covered in sth

Her face broke out in a rash.

He broke out in a cold sweat

(= for example, through fear)

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Main entry:breakderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • break out of something — ˌbreak ˈout (of sth) derived to escape from a place or situation • Several prisoners broke out of the jail. • She needed to break out of her daily routine and do something exciting. related noun ↑breakout Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • break out — {v.} 1. To begin showing a rash or other skin disorder. Often used with with . * /He broke out with scarlet fever./ 2. To speak or act suddenly and violently. * /He broke out laughing./ * /She broke out, That is not so! / 3. To begin and become… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break out — {v.} 1. To begin showing a rash or other skin disorder. Often used with with . * /He broke out with scarlet fever./ 2. To speak or act suddenly and violently. * /He broke out laughing./ * /She broke out, That is not so! / 3. To begin and become… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break out something — break out (something) to make food or drink available. Break out the champagne and drink to the couple s health! …   New idioms dictionary

  • break out — ► break out 1) (of something undesirable) start suddenly. 2) escape. 3) informal open and start using (something). Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break out — (something) to make food or drink available. Break out the champagne and drink to the couple s health! …   New idioms dictionary

  • break out — verb 1. start abruptly (Freq. 4) After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc • Syn: ↑erupt • Hypernyms: ↑begin, ↑start • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • break out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms break out : present tense I/you/we/they break out he/she/it breaks out present participle breaking out past tense broke out past participle broken out 1) if something bad such as a war or disease breaks out …   English dictionary

  • break out phrasal — verb (I) 1 ESCAPE to escape from a prison or similar place (+ of): a plan to break out of jail see also: breakout 2 WAR/FIRE ETC if something unpleasant such as a fire, war, or disease breaks out, it starts to happen: Several scuffles broke out… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something such as war, fighting, or disease breaks out, it begins suddenly. [V P] He was 29 when war broke out... [V P] I was in a nightclub in Brixton and a fight broke out. 2) PHRASAL VERB If a prisoner breaks out of a prison …   English dictionary

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