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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

breach, breech

Breach has to do with breakage.

  • If you do not complete the tasks you have agreed to do, you will be in breach of contract.

Breech has to do with the lower parts of a person or of an object.

  • It was a breech birth: the baby’s feet and buttocks appeared first.
  • Trousers were once called “breeches,” “britches” or “breeks,” but now we are more likely to call them “pants.”