Definitions for break away

Definitions for (verb) break away

Main entry: break away, break off, come off, chip, chip off

Definition: break off (a piece from a whole)

Usage: Her tooth chipped

Main entry: break, break away, break out

Definition: move away or escape suddenly

Usage: The horses broke from the stable; Three inmates broke jail; Nobody can break out--this prison is high security

Main entry: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Main entry: break away, secede, splinter

Definition: withdraw from an organization or communion

Usage: After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

Main entry: break, break away

Definition: interrupt a continued activity

Usage: She had broken with the traditional patterns

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