break out

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break out(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to escape; used with "of")
a. escaparse
Somehow, my parrot managed to break out of his cage.De alguna manera, mi loro logró escaparse de su jaula.
b. fugarse
The soldier broke out of the prisoner camp by tunneling underneath the fence.El soldado se fugó del campamento de prisioneros haciendo un túnel por debajo de la valla.
c. salirse
The Beatles' success allowed them to experiment and break out of the mold.El éxito de los Beatles les permitió experimentar y salirse del molde.
2. (to develop; often used with "in" or "into")
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Elisa started breaking out in hives from all the stress.A Elisa le empezaron a aparecer ronchas a causa del estrés.
That facial lotion you gave me made me break out really bad.Esa loción facial que me diste me hizo salir muchísimos granos.
b. dar
Luis broke out into a cold sweat when he saw the total in the restaurant bill.A Luis le dio un sudor frío cuando vio el total en la cuenta del restaurante.
3. (to be unleashed)
a. estallar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
A fight broke out just as the bar was closing.Estalló una pelea justo cuando estaban cerrando el bar.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(start using)
a. sacar
At ten o'clock, they broke out the drums, and that's when the party really started.A las diez, sacaron los tambores, y fue entonces que se formó la rumba de verdad.
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break out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (escape)
a. escaparse
2. (disease, argument)
a. desatarse
3. (war)
a. estallar
he broke out in a sweatle entraron sudores
she broke out in a rashle salió un sarpullido
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break out
1 [+prisoners] fugarse; escaparse
2 (begin) [+fire, war, epidemic] estallar; [+discussion, fighting, argument] producirse
he broke out in spots le salieron granos; he broke out in a sweat quedó cubierto de sudor
transitive verb
[+champagne etc] descorchar
He said such good news demanded a celebration and we should break out the champagne
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