Breached



the act or a result of breaking; break or rupture.
an infraction or violation, as of a law, trust, faith, or promise.
a gap made in a wall, fortification, line of soldiers, etc.; rift; fissure.
a severance of friendly relations.
the leap of a whale above the surface of the water.
Archaic. the breaking of waves; the dashing of surf.
Obsolete, wound1 .
to make a breach or opening in.
to break or act contrary to (a law, promise, etc.).
(of a whale) to leap partly or completely out of the water, head first, and land on the back or belly with a resounding splash.
Contemporary Examples

Japan Nuclear Crisis: What Is a Full Meltdown? Josh Dzieza March 14, 2011
Game of Thrones’ ‘The Watchers on the Wall’: The Battle of Castle Black Is One For the Ages Andrew Romano June 8, 2014
Praying While Packing Heat and Other Unwieldy American Traditions Jack Schwartz February 17, 2013
The Domestic Spying of Hoover’s FBI Is an Eerie Prequel to the NSA’s Snooping Today Betty Medsger March 22, 2014
The Race to Save Twitter Brian Ries September 20, 2010

Historical Examples

Demos George Gissing
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2) Justin H. Smith

noun
a crack, break, or rupture
a breaking, infringement, or violation of a promise, obligation, etc
any severance or separation: there was a breach between the two factions of the party
a gap in an enemy’s fortifications or line of defence created by bombardment or attack
the act of a whale in breaking clear of the water
the breaking of sea waves on a shore or rock
an obsolete word for wound1
verb
(transitive) to break through or make an opening, hole, or incursion in
(transitive) to break a promise, law, etc
(intransitive) (of a whale) to break clear of the water
n.
v.

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