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break away

 
Adjective break away has 1 sense
  1. breakaway, fissiparous, separatist - having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
    Antonym: dependent (indirect, via independent)
Noun break away has 1 sense
  1. breakaway, breaking away - the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"
    --1 is a kind of secession, withdrawal
    Derived form: verb break away4
Verb break away has 5 senses
  1. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off - break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"
    --1 is one way to separate, divide, part
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. break, break out, break away - move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
    --2 is one way to escape, get away, break loose
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. break, break away - interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
    --3 is one way to separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. secede, splinter, break away - withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
    --4 is one way to separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
    Derived form: noun breakaway1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    --5 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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