Synonyms for break off

Synonyms for (verb) break off

Synonyms: break, break off, stop, discontinue

Definition: prevent completion

Usage: stop the project; break off the negotiations

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: cut short, break off, break short

Definition: interrupt before its natural or planned end

Usage: We had to cut short our vacation

Similar words: break, interrupt

Definition: terminate

Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty


Synonyms: chip, break off, knap, cut off

Definition: break a small piece off from

Usage: chip the glass; chip a tooth

Similar words: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope


Synonyms: break away, break off, come off, chip, chip off

Definition: break off (a piece from a whole)

Usage: Her tooth chipped

Similar words: divide, separate, part

Definition: come apart

Usage: The two pieces that we had glued separated


Synonyms: snap off, break, break off

Definition: break a piece from a whole

Usage: break a branch from a tree

Similar words: detach

Definition: cause to become detached or separated; take off

Usage: detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it