break with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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break with sth

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
to ​intentionally not ​continue doing something that is ​normal, ​expected, or ​traditional: We ​decided to ​break with tradition and not ​spendChristmas with ​ourfamily. The country's ​leadership is ​determined to ​break with past ​practices and to ​solveurgenteconomicproblems.
(Definition of break with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break with sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 打破,破除(传统、习惯做法等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打破,破除(傳統、習慣做法等)…
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