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EtymologyEdit

German Ausbruch. Mentioned in English since at least 1775.

NounEdit

Ausbruch (plural Ausbruchs)

  1. A kind of very sweet wine, produced especially in Austria, Germany, and Hungary, historically usually made from or with the juice that runs out of grapes without any pressing, and now often made from botrytized grapes (those infected with noble rot).

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

aus- +‎ Bruch

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NounEdit

Ausbruch m (genitive Ausbruchs or Ausbruches, plural Ausbrüche)

  1. outbreak, beginning (of an epidemic, war, etc)
    der Ausbruch der Pest in Europa im 14. Jahrhundert
    the outbreak of the plague in the Europe of the 14th century
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 45/2010, page 90:
      Drei Jahre nach Ausbruch der Finanzkrise mehren sich die Spannungen zwischen den Industrienationen, der freie Welthandel gerät unter Druck.
      Three years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the tensions between the industrial nations are increasing, the free world trade is coming under pressure.
  2. escape; breakout, breaking out (of prison, etc)
    Ihm gelang der Ausbruch aus dem Gefängnis.
    He succeeded at breaking out of jail.
    Nachdem er wieder hinter Gitter landete, plante er einen erneuten Ausbruch.
    After he landed again behind bars, he planed an escape anew.
  3. eruption
    Der Ausbruch des Vulkans war nicht erwartet worden.
    The eruption of the volcano did not have been expected.
  4. Ausbruch wine

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