Meaning of “break with something/someone” in the English Dictionary

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"break with something/someone" in American English

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break with something/someone

phrasal verb with break us /breɪk/ verb

to act in a way that is different from what happened before or different from other people:

When I came to the Senate, I broke with many in my own party to vote for a balanced budget.

(Definition of “break with something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)