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    break away

    break away - Dictionary definition and meaning for word break away

    Definition
    (verb) move away or escape suddenly
    Synonyms : break , break out
    Example Sentence
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
    Definition
    (verb) break off (a piece from a whole)
    Synonyms : break off , chip , chip off , come off
    Example Sentence
    • Her tooth chipped
    Definition
    (verb) interrupt a continued activity
    Synonyms : break
    Example Sentence
    • She had broken with the traditional patterns
    Definition
    (verb) withdraw from an organization or communion
    Synonyms : secede , splinter
    Example Sentence
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away
    Definition
    (verb) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    Example Sentence
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
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