Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UPBRAK, n. Sc. form and usages of obs. Eng. upbreak. See Brak, n.

1. A breaking-up; the point at which people disperse or depart from a gathering (Sh. 1973). Abd. 1933 9 :
Yon was a bengie o' folk like the upbrak o' a market.

2. The beginning (of a thaw) (Cai. 1904 E.D.D.). Cf. Uplowse.

3. A shipwreck. Ork. 1956  C. M. Costie Benjie's Bodle 116:
Lang ago someen hid haen a peerie dealing at the Head, an' maist o' the up-braks wis still i' this place.

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