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breakout (plural breakouts)

  1. An escape from prison.
  2. An escape from any restrictive or confining situation.
  3. An outbreak.
    • 1988, Thomas Goodman, ‎Stephanie Young, Smart Face (page 115)
      But for those of you who never had teenage acne or who had some teenage acne problems and outgrew them, it is a real shock to start having breakouts in the mid twenties to late thirties.
  4. A breakdown of statistics; a detailed view of component parts.
  5. A room in a hotel etc. that can be taken by a smaller group at a large conference.


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breakout (not comparable)

  1. Of a book, film, or other work: leading its author to mainstream success.