Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
a broken section or gap in a wall, a fence or a hedge
To forcibly make entry, with a ram, a kick, or with explosives-through a door or window, or right through a wall if necessary.
To forcibly make entry, with a ram, a kick, or with explosives-through a door, window or wall in order to rescue lives or facilitate entry.
The client is in breach if it deposits these monies from a factored invoice into its account instead of paying them to the factor. Failing which, the client may end up with 177% while the factor remains out of pocket.
An eroded opening through a dam that drains the reservoir. A controlled breach is an intentionally constructed opening. An uncontrolled breach is an unintentional opening that allows uncontrolled discharge from the reservoir.
The failed opening in a dam.
An opening or a breakthrough of a dam sometimes caused by rapid erosion of a section of earth embankment by water. Dams can be breached intentionally to render them incapable of impounding water. See Illustration.