Meanings

1.
to break out
(From captivity. Like a jail or a cage. )
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2.
to break out, to erupt
(For something you want to keep contained, like a disease or civil unrest. Also for a volcano.)
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3.
to swing off
(For a car suddenly steering out of the lane. Not sure what the proper English term is, actually, so please let me know :))
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Word Family

Root: *bhreg-

The core idea of this root was:

breaking

It’s quite visible in words like break, brake and breach, but it’s also the origin of the Latin frangere (to break).

Here’s a little overview over that branch of the family. I think you can see the notion of breaking in all of them :)

  • fragile, frail
  • fragment, fragmentation
  • defray
  • fracture
  • fractal 
  • fraction
  • infringe
  • suffrage
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