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  Definition of break away
  1. break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"
  2. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
  3. flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  4. withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
  5. interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
Similar Words: chip, chip off, come off, break off, break, break out, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, secede, splinter

 

Hyponyms: peel off, peel, flake off, flake, exfoliate, flee, fly, take flight, skedaddle

 

Grouped Verbs: break

 

Derivational Morphology: bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap, chipping, splintering, break, breakout, jailbreak, gaolbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking, fugitive, runaway, getaway, lam, breakaway, breaking away, secession, withdrawal, pause, intermission, interruption, suspension

 

Anagrams: breakaway

 

 
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