forcible entry into the home or office of another.
(formerly) the gaining of unauthorized access to a building with intent to commit a crime or, having committed the crime, the breaking out of the building
noun Examples Contemporary Examples Al Roker, Sleepless in 30 Rock for #Rokerthon Lloyd Grove November 11, 2014 National Book Awards Longlist to be Announced on Daily Beast The Daily Beast September 8, 2013 Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage Richard E. Farley December 29, 2012 Twitter’s Winners and Losers Nina Strochlic December […]
the point at which a person, object, structure, etc., collapses under stress. the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical. Historical Examples Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris Beyond John Galsworthy The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey Sidelights on Chinese Life […]
reckless or dangerous, especially because of excessive speed; hazardous: He raced through the streets at breakneck speed. Contemporary Examples Surfer Garrett McNamara May Have Conquered His 100-Foot Wave Andy Jacobsohn January 30, 2013 Sorry, We’re Still Screwed Reihan Salam April 21, 2010 Where to Win Your Own Winter Olympics Lonely Planet January 3, 2014 Oh, […]
an escape, often with the use of force, as from a prison or mental institution. an appearance or manifestation, as of a disease, that is sudden and often widespread; outbreak. an itemization; breakdown: a hotel bill with a breakout of each service offered. an instance of surpassing any previous achievement: a breakout in gold prices. […]