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Le mot anglais de Janvier 2021: « Breach »

Chaque mois, Form@nglais et son partenaire Gymglish vous propose d’explorer un mot de la une, en anglais.
Ce mois-ci découvrons le mot anglais: « Breach« 


A breach: An opening, tear or rupture.

To breach (a fortress, an agreement): to penetrate; to break the rules.

A breach of (protocol): a violation of (protocol).

Breaches in the news

In a minor breach of protocol, a group of Trump supporters breached the US Capitol earlier this month.

New grandpa president, Joe Biden, will now try to seal the breach (after his afternoon nap).

Don’t confuse « breach » with:

Beach: a sandy area near water. Good place to see a whale breach.

Bleach: a chemical disinfectant. Recommended by 1 of 46 US presidents as a COVID cure.

To broach (a subject): to bring something up. Is this a good time to tell you that there are costumed extremists in the lobby?

Things that can be breached

Castle: If video games have taught us anything, there’s probably a princess or an extra life in there.

Data: No need to hack private information when we give it away for free.

Confidence: It’s been a wild 4 years, but maybe we can learn to trust again.

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