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English definition of “break off”

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
(Definition of break off from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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