Breach

January 2021

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Definitions

A breach: An opening, tear or rupture.

To breach (a fortress, an agreement): to penetrate; to break the rules.

A breach of (protocol): a violation of (protocol).

Breaches in the news

In a minor breach of protocol, a group of Trump supporters breached the US Capitol earlier this month.

New grandpa president, Joe Biden, will now try to seal the breach (after his afternoon nap).

Don't confuse "breach" with:

Beach: a sandy area near water. Good place to see a whale breach.

Bleach: a chemical disinfectant. Recommended by 1 of 46 US presidents as a COVID cure.

To broach (a subject): to bring something up. Is this a good time to tell you that there are costumed extremists in the lobby?

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