Meaning of “break away” - Learner’s Dictionary

break away

phrasal verb with break us uk /breɪk/ verb past tense broke, past participle broken

to suddenly leave or escape from someone who is holding you


to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them:

Some members broke away to form a new political party.

(Definition of “break away” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)