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English definition of “break away”

break away

verb uk phrasal verb with break   /breɪk/ (broke, broken) us  

(ESCAPE)

to leave or to escape from someone who is holding you: He grabbed her, but she managed to break away.figurative One or two of the tourists broke away from the tour group.Running away and escaping

(NOT AGREE)

to stop being part of a group because you begin to disagree with the people in the group: In the early 1980s some members of the British Labour Party broke away to form the Social Democratic Party.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of break away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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