Translation of break out in Spanish:

break out

estallar, v.

See Spanish definition of estallar

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(start)

      (war/epidemic/rioting) estallar

    • 1.2(appear)

      a rash broke out all over his face le salió un sarpullido en la cara
      • beads of sweat broke out on her forehead le aparecieron gotas de sudor en la frente

    • 1.3(develop)

      to break out (in sth)
      • he broke out in spots
      • he broke out in a rash
      • to break out in a sweat
      • the mere thought makes me break out in a cold sweat
      • chocolate makes me break out

  • 2

    (escape)
    (prisoner) escaparse
    (prisoner) fugarse
    to break out of a vicious circle salir de / romper un círculo vicioso
    • they are eager to break out of their isolation están ansiosos por salir de su aislamiento