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break off

phrasal verb with break
 
 
/breɪk/ verb ( past tense broke, past participle broken)
B2 to suddenly stop speaking or doing something: She broke off in the middle of a sentence.Stop having or doing somethingFalling silent and not speakingInterrupting and preventing from speaking
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