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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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"David's stepped into the breach and he's showed the quality we believe he has.
MADISON, WIS.: With the closure of Madison Repertory Theatre (MRT), Children's Theater of Madison (CTM) has stepped into the breach and purchased MRT's full production inventory, including stock scenery, costumes, lights, props, tools and equipment.
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.
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.Trainer Venetia Williams said: 'He has run very well and we are delighted.
Various private-sector philanthropies have stepped into the breach to purchase high-biodiversity rain-forest tracts around the world to protect the living things there.
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. Founded in 1962, the charitable foundation has a long history of supporting local conservation projects.
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.