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1. breach

verb. ['ˈbriːtʃ'] act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Synonyms

  • sin
  • goof
  • disrespect
  • go against
  • drop the ball
  • contravene
  • violate
  • infract
  • intrude
  • conflict
  • trespass
  • boob
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • blunder
  • break
  • offend

Antonyms

  • respect
  • keep quiet
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • breche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Breach

  • long-beach
  • inspeech
  • screech
  • impeach
  • beseech
  • swiech
  • speech
  • preach
  • creech
  • creach
  • breech
  • bleach
  • wiech
  • weech
  • veech
  • veatch
  • veach
  • teach
  • reeche
  • pietsch
  • piech
  • peach
  • meech
  • leitch
  • leetch
  • leech
  • leach
  • keetch
  • keech
  • keach

How do you pronounce breach?

Pronounce breach as briʧ.

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Sentences with breach


1. Noun, singular or mass
Microsoft has established a Business Conduct Line to enable employees and the public to report any breach of ethics.

Quotes about breach


1. Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
- William Hazlitt

2. If you neglected to warn Djetth beforehand that you were going to shoot him down, Your Highness, he may consider you in breach of contract...-- Rhett
- Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material

3. But miracles are not for the asking; they come only when the stern eyes of God droop shut for a moment, and Our Lady takes advantage of His inattention to grant an illicit mercy. God...is an Anglican, whereas Our Lady is of the True Faith; the two of Them have an uneasy relationship, unable to agree on anything, except that if They divorce, the Devil will leap gleefully into the breach.
- Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

2. breach

verb. ['ˈbriːtʃ'] make an opening or gap in.

Synonyms

  • open up
  • open

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • compatibility
  • recede

Etymology

  • breche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. breach

noun. ['ˈbriːtʃ'] a failure to perform some promised act or obligation.

Synonyms

  • breach of duty
  • failure

Antonyms

  • venial sin
  • original sin
  • actual sin

Etymology

  • breche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. breach

noun. ['ˈbriːtʃ'] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions).

Synonyms

  • rupture
  • separation
  • severance
  • breakup
  • schism
  • detachment
  • break
  • rift

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • esteem
  • courtesy
  • conform to

Etymology

  • breche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. breach

noun. ['ˈbriːtʃ'] an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification).

Synonyms

  • opening

Antonyms

  • admit
  • exit

Etymology

  • breche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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