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English definition of “break (sth) off”

break (sth) off

(SEPARATE) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
to separate a part from a larger piece, or to become separate: He broke off a piece of chocolate.Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of break (sth) off (SEPARATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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