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"break away" in British English

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break away

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)

break away (ESCAPE)

to ​leave or to ​escape from someone who is ​holding you: He ​grabbed her, but she ​managed to ​break away.figurative One or two of the ​touristsbroke away from the ​tourgroup.

break away (NOT AGREE)

to ​stop being ​part of a ​group because you ​begin to ​disagree with the ​people in the ​group: Some ​members of the ​partybroke away to ​form a ​rivalparty.
(Definition of break away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"break away" in American English

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break away

phrasal verb with break  us   /breɪk/ verb
to end a ​relationship or ​connection: The ​smallradicalfaction broke away from the independence ​movement.
(Definition of break away from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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