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English definition of “break (sth) off”

break (sth) off

(RELATIONSHIP) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
B2 to end a relationship: They've broken off their engagement. The governments have broken off diplomatic relations.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of break (sth) off (RELATIONSHIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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