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English definition of “break away”

break away

(ESCAPE) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
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
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