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to break out of
(In the sense of you breaking something out from somewhere, in a literal sense. Spoken past is with "haben". )
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to break out, to fall out
(For something breaking out by itself. Think for instance of a tooth filling. NOT for breaking out of conventions or jail. That's "ausbrechen")
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Word Family

Root: *bhreg-

The core idea of this root was:


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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