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English definition of “break with sth”

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.Stop having or doing something
(Definition of break with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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