how to pronounce breakthrough

bɹɛɪkθɹu

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“… gates and the breakthrough coalition …”

meanings of breakthrough

noun:

  1. The penetration of a separating wall or the remaining distance to an adjacent hollow (a crosscut in mining) or between two parts of a tunnel build from both ends; knockthrough.
  2. Any major progress; such as a great innovation or discovery that overcomes a significant obstacle.
  3. The penetration of the opposition defence.
  4. An advance through and past enemy lines.

adjective:

  1. Characterized by major progress or overcoming some obstacle.

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