break (sth) off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"break (sth) off" in British English

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break (sth) off

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

break (sth) off (SEPARATE)

to ​separate a ​part from a ​largerpiece, or to ​becomeseparate: He ​broke off a ​piece of ​chocolate.

break (sth) off (RELATIONSHIP)

B2 to end a ​relationship: They've ​broken off ​theirengagement. The ​governments have ​broken off ​diplomaticrelations.

break (sth) off (STOP SPEAKING)

B2 to ​suddenlystopspeaking or doing something: She ​broke off in the ​middle of a ​sentence.
(Definition of break (sth) off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"break (sth) off" in Business English

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break (sth) off

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken)
to ​stop, or to make something ​stop: Talks between the two ​companiesbroke off over disagreements about the ​merger. The ​company has decided to ​break off ​negotiations about a ​takeover.
(Definition of break (sth) off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break (sth) off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然停顿, 突然中断…
in Turkish bir şeyi ayırmak, koparıp almak/ayırmak…
in Russian отламывать(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然停頓, 突然中斷…
in Polish ułamać się/ coś…
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