Break away - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbreɪk əˈweɪ|
Brit.  |breɪk əˈweɪ|


- move away or escape suddenly (syn: break, break out)
- break off (a piece from a whole) (syn: break off, chip, come off)
- interrupt a continued activity (syn: break)
- withdraw from an organization or communion (syn: secede, splinter)
- flee; take to one's heels; cut and run (syn: bunk, escape, lam, run, run away, scat)

Extra examples

The criminal broke away from the policemen who were holding him.

Part of the country broke away (from the State) to form a new nation.

Modern music has broken away from 18th century rules.

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