break away

Primary Meanings of break away

1.
v
break off (a piece from a whole)
2.
v
move away or escape suddenly
3.
v
interrupt a continued activity
Full Definitions of break away
1

v break off (a piece from a whole)

Synonyms:
break off, chip, chip off, come off
Types:
flake, flake off, peel, peel off
come off in flakes or thin small pieces
exfoliate
come off in a very thin piece
Type of:
divide, part, separate
come apart

v withdraw from an organization or communion

“After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away
Synonyms:
secede, splinter
Type of:
break, break up, part, separate, split, split up
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
2

v move away or escape suddenly

Synonyms:
break, break out
break
make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
Type of:
break loose, escape, get away
run away from confinement

v flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Synonyms:
bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail
Types:
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flee, fly, take flight
run away quickly
skedaddle
run away, as if in a panic
break
make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
stampede
run away in a stampede
abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off, run off
run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
elope, run off
run away secretly with one's beloved
break loose, escape, get away
run away from confinement
high-tail
retreat at full speed
defect, desert
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
Type of:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place
3

v interrupt a continued activity

Synonyms:
break
Type of:
break, break up, part, separate, split, split up
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

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