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English definition of “break away”

break away

(NOT AGREE) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
to stop being part of a group because you begin to disagree with the people in the group : In the early 1980s some members of the British Labour Party broke away to form the Social Democratic Party .Causing something to endComing to an end
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