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A breach, to breach, a breech, breeches

Judy Vorfeld

A BREACH: A gap/in vio­la­tion of some­thing. Think secu­rity breach, agreement/promise breach, rupture.

TO BREACH: to break open/through. Think break­through (busi­ness) or break­out (prison), or what whales do.

A BREECH: lower/back part of some­thing (breech birth or pre­sen­ta­tion), the part of a firearm behind the barrel.

BREECHES: Old-fashioned word for trousers. Knee breeches.


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