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break with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with break   /breɪk/ (broke, broken) us  
to intentionally not continue doing something that is normal, expected, or traditional: We decided to break with tradition and not spend Christmas with our family. The country's leadership is determined to break with past practices and to solve urgent economic problems.
Translations of “break with sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打破,破除(傳統、習慣做法等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打破,破除(传统、习惯做法等)…
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