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Definition 1: break off (a piece from a whole) - [verb of contact]

Samples where break away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her tooth chipped

Synonyms for break away in the sense of this definition

(break away is a kind of ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

(... is a kind of break away ) come off in flakes or thin small pieces

"The paint in my house is peeling off"

(... is a kind of break away ) come off in a very thin piece

Definition 2: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run - [verb of motion]

Samples where break away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for break away in the sense of this definition

(break away is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of break away ) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of break away ) run away, as if in a panic

Definition 3: move away or escape suddenly - [verb of motion]

Samples where break away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for break away in the sense of this definition

(break away is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

(break away has a similar meaning as ...) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing

"The ranks broke"

Samples where break away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for break away in the sense of this definition

(break away is a kind of ...) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Samples where break away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She had broken with the traditional patterns

Synonyms for break away in the sense of this definition

(break away is a kind of ...) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

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