Break off - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- prevent completion (syn: break, discontinue, stop)
break off the negotiations
- break a piece from a whole (syn: break)
- break a small piece off from (syn: chip, knap)
...the judge broke off court proceedings until after lunch...
...talks between the two sides broke off when one began making unreasonable demands...
Britain threatened to break off diplomatic relations with the regime.
In an attempt to diffuse the tension I suggested that we break off for lunch.