breast-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Meet (as if) at breast level.

The runner breasted the tape.
I barely breasted the countertop.
The homes breasted against the sidewalk.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: breast.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Confront (as if) with one's body.

They breasted the mountain.
Many climbers breast the peak, but not all summit.
The ship breasted the storm.

VerbNet: confront-98,reach-51.8
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3