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break away

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

(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.

(NOT AGREE)

to stop being part of a group because you begin to disagree with the people in the group: Some members of the party broke away to form a rival party.
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