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English definition of “break away”

break away

phrasal verb with break
 
 
/breɪk/ verb (past tense broke, past participle broken)
ESCAPE to suddenly leave or escape from someone who is holding youRunning away and escaping
LEAVE GROUP to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them: Some members broke away to form a new political party.Separating and dividing
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