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break

noun (END)    /breɪk/
[C] the end of a relationship, connection, or way of doing something: Their decision to not name their daughter Jane was a break with family tradition.Ends and endings make a break (also make the break) to stop having a close relationship with someone, especially stop living with them , or to change a course of action that you have had for a long time: You've been in your job for years - it's time you made a break. When a relationship ends, it's often best to make a clean/complete break (= suddenly and completely stop seeing each other).Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of break noun (END) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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