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breach

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreachbreach1 /briːtʃ/ ●○○ noun  1 ILLEGAL[countable, uncountable] an action that breaks a law, rule, or agreementbreach of This was a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement. They sued the company for breach of contract. a breach of professional dutybe in breach of something He was clearly in breach of the law.2 [countable]PGDISAGREE a serious disagreement between people, groups, or countriesbreach with Britain did not want to risk a breach with the US over sanctions.breach between What had caused the sudden breach between Henry and his son? She wanted to help heal the breach between them.3 breach of confidence/trust4 breach of security5 breach of the peace6 [countable]HOLE a hole made in a wall that is intended to protect a placebreach in a breach in the castle wall7 step into the breach
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breachThe former and less serious type is a breach of warranty and the latter is a breach of condition.Britain could not risk a breach with the U.S. over the trade issue.Selling the product to another distributor is a clear breach of the agreement.This is a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement.The sector with which we are here concerned was thus an exceptional breach in a hitherto all-male part of the labour market.This follows the usual contractual claim for breach.Workers who have lost their jobs plan to sue the company for breach of contract.The U.N. says there have been grave breaches of human rights.In future, six-monthly accounts will be required from those firms that are in breach of the rules.The judge found the defendants to have been in breach of the injunction and committed each to prison for four months.Section 146 distinguishes between remediable and irremediable breaches of covenant.The producer's duty ends here unless there is cause to suspect a subsequent breach.The second approach is that breach of the statute provides only primafacie evidence of negligence.Jacobitism Not everyone was reconciled to the breach in the succession that occurred with the Glorious Revolution.be in breach of somethingIf it is withdrawn, then the advertiser is in breach of contract with any bidder who had come in response to the advertisement.The organisation Liberty claims the proposals are in breach of international law.The sellers were in breach of the condition as to description.In the event neither the manager nor the owners were held to be in breach of duty.It would be in breach of the law to accept that argument, Lord Justice Ralph Gibson said.heal ... breachThis is presumably because it is seldom possible to heal the breach that is usually created by fighting a legal battle.Should he try to heal the breach between Andrew Neil and Lamont?
breachbreach2 ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 ILLEGALto break a law, rule, or agreement syn break The company accused him of breaching his contract.2 HOLEto break a hole in a wall that is intended to protect a place The storm had breached the sea wall in two places.→ See Verb table
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breachOne glance also breached his initial prediction.The oil companies accuse villagers of breaching the pipes to steal the fuel or to claim compensation for the resulting pollution.On Friday, flood waters breached the river's banks.The court ruled that he had breached the terms of the agreement.They had to breach the walls at close quarters and then scale them, using ladders and fighting-towers.He tried a few jokes to breach their blandness.Undertakers who breach these rules risk prosecution.If these conditions are met, then the inaccurate data does not breach this principle.
From Longman Business Dictionarybreachbreach1 /briːtʃ/ noun1[countable, uncountable]LAW an action that breaks an agreement, rule, law etcThe company wrote a letter of apology to the Israeli government, saying that any breach of the rules was unintentional.They were in breach of London stock exchange regulations. anticipatory breach2[countable] a serious disagreement between peoplea new and serious breach between the US and Germanybreachbreach2 verb [transitive]LAW if someone breaches an agreement, rule, law etc, they break itSumitomo asserted that the agency breached its contract to buy 41 cars.They claim that the supplier had breached their agreement.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
breach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybreach
he, she, itbreaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybreached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave breached
he, she, ithas breached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad breached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill breach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have breached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam breaching
he, she, itis breaching
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you, we, theyare breaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas breaching
you, we, theywere breaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been breaching
he, she, ithas been breaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been breaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be breaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been breaching
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