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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.
the act or process of removing and disassembling equipment that has been used in drilling a well.
of or constituting a sudden increase, advance, or unexpected success:
The director has finally scored with a breakout movie.
Contemporary Examples

Emma Stone On ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ Andrew Garfield, & More Marlow Stern June 25, 2012
Lindsay Lohan’s Early Crimes & Misdemeanors Sujay Kumar, The Daily Beast Video July 6, 2010
John Gallagher Jr., Star of ‘Newsroom’ and ‘Short Term 12,’ Is Hollywood’s Nicest Guy Kevin Fallon August 22, 2013
Breakout Blondes Alison Prato May 25, 2009
The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’ Henry A. Crumpton May 13, 2012

Historical Examples

Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A Matter of Importance William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Pariah Planet Murray Leinster



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