(Of a person or a part of their body) be suddenly affected by an unpleasant sensation or condition: something had caused him to break out in a rash
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- Although it can kill if it enters the lungs, blister gas is used mainly to weaken infantry by making the skin break out in excruciatingly painful blisters.
- The youngster's condition first emerged when she broke out in a rash while gnawing on a rusk.
- Everyone I know has a new four wheel drive and suddenly the sight of my ageing Ford Focus makes me break out in a terrible rash.
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