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Language: Old English
Origin: breost

breast

1 noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish, Birds, Human
breast1
1 [countable]HBH

woman's body

one of the two round raised parts on a woman's chest that produce milk when she has a baby:
These bras are specially designed for women with large breasts.
breast milk
breast cancer
2

chest

[countable]HBH written the part of your body between your neck and your stomach:
Dick cradled her photograph against his breast.
3

bird

[countable]HBB the front part of a bird's body, below its neck:
a robin with a red breast
4

meat

[uncountable]DFF meat that comes from the front part of the body of a bird such as a chicken:
turkey breast
5

clothes

[countable usually singular] the part of a jacket, shirt etc that covers the top part of your chest double-breasted, single-breasted
6

make a clean breast of it/things

to admit that you have done something wrong
7

emotions

[countable] literary where your feelings of sadness, love, anger, fear etc come from:
a troubled breast

➔ beat your breast

at beat1 (31), chimney breast

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