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Synonyms for break-through

Noun

1. discovery, breakthrough, find, insight, brainstorm, brainwave
usage: a productive insight
2. breakthrough, discovery, find, uncovering
usage: making an important discovery
3. breakthrough, penetration, incursion
usage: a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense

Verb

1. break through, crack, pass, go through, go across
usage: pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
2. break through, come through, appear
usage: penetrate; "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft"
3. erupt, come out, break through, push through, appear
usage: break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
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