breakout - definition and synonyms

adjective [only before noun] American 

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  1. 1
    involving great success that makes someone or something very popular

    We haven’t seen a real breakout series from NBC since Friends.

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    suddenly and extremely popular and successful

    the show’s breakout star, Benedict Cumberbatch

    a breakout performance

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/08/2016