An example of a breach is an agreement that has been broken.
An example of a breach is a person violating their probation.
An example of breach is breaking a hole in the sea wall.
An example of breach is breaking a contract.
Waiting for the whale to breach.
The rising river caused the levee to breach.
They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.
Origin of breach
- Middle English breche from Old English brēc bhreg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English breche, from Old English briċe, bryċe (“breach, fracture, breaking, infringement; fragment”), from Proto-Germanic *brukiz (“breach, fissure”), from Proto-Germanic *brukōną, *brekaną (“to break”). Cognate with Scots breach, breiche, bretch, breack (“breach”), Saterland Frisian breeke (“breach, break”), Dutch breuk (“breach”), German Bruch (“breach”). More at break.