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breach

1. the act of a whale in breaking clear of the water
2. the breaking of sea waves on a shore or rock
3. an obsolete word for wound
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Oxford (Monday) and Hove (Friday) stepped into the breach following the removal of Walthamstow in weeks ahead of Saturday's final evening meeting there, and both those venues are thought likely to have tendered for the position long-term.
On hearing of the ROM's situation, a variety of non-traditional supporters stepped into the breach to help support the show about the life and work of Charles Darwin, whose observations and discoveries nearly 150 years ago changed our understanding of the origin and nature of all species.
Knowing the dos and don'ts of behaviour on sites such as MySpace and Bebo is the new game and Debrett's - Britain's authority on all things tasteful - has stepped into the breach.
During Boxx's absence, 23-year-old Leslie Osborne ably stepped into the breach.
And, when the explosive Afridi was out, Shoaib Malik and Yousuf Youhana stepped into the breach
Mr Pearson has stepped into the breach as president after, under the rotation system, a number of professionals who would have been eligible ere unable to accept the position because of work pressure as they do not have staff to oversee their shops when they are away.
Joe Tizzard stepped into the breach and powered home His Nibs from Irish challenger Keepatem.
Chet Holifield stepped into the breach, taking up the cause that would largely define his career.
Last summer, the Randolph Foundation stepped into the breach.
Had a born cheerleader and cockeyed optimist like Rosie O'Donnell stepped into the breach when the levee first broke, all this carnage might have been avoided.
In numerous cases, these hard money lenders stepped into the breach and saved the day.
Then international competition stepped into the breach, and suddenly post-cold War writers and pundits began noticing a fairly obvious fact: capitalism is not, and has never been, a monolith.