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  • v. Present participle of breach.


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  • Hands sued Citigroup last year, saying it had tricked him into buying EMI, and sought extra cash from his backers to stop the label breaching debt covenants to avoid losing control of his most high-profile investment. -- Top News

  • Mr Blanche criticised his standing committee for what he called breaching his confidence by bringing the issue to public attention by tabling it in the House.

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  • This last is a key point; this is where they metaphorically breach the "laws of reality" in breaching the "natural order" of morality, why they may well literally breach those laws, as creatures of the borderland between Crime and Horror.

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  • They succeeded in breaching Hitler's previously impenetrable Atlantic Wall.

    Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History

  • Putting the nation in economic peril in this international climate should be classified as breaching national security.

    President pushing for Wall Street reforms

  • There are issues out there that have gone on for some time that Nader has been involved in, environmental issues, the idea of breaching those dams to save the salmon.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Presidential Race to Be Decided by Florida Results; GOP Retains Control of House; Control of Senate Remains in Doubt - November 7, 2000

  • I looked back at the rising moor, and decided that I could not blame the Brentor Church; I myself did not relish the idea of breaching those walls and walking out onto the flat expanse of the moorland within, no more than I would have relished a swim in the quarry lake next to Lew House — and for similar reasons.

    The Moor

  • He calls breaching "an extreme action that would cause real economic harm" and suggests that "the future of our region's economy and thousands of jobs could depend on" the administration considering it only as a last resort.


  • Tours cannot approach mothers with their calves until after Aug. 31, and boats must not interfere with mother whales and their offspring or with mating whales, and must maintain a distance of 50 metres from the animals when they leap -- known as breaching or lunging -- out of the water.


  • The Obama plan returned the idea of breaching the dams to the table, but wouldn't even allow preparations to begin until upriver salmon stock numbers get nearly as bad as they were in 1995. News Updates


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