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breakaway

Definitions of breakaway
  1. noun
    the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    “there was a breakaway by the discontented members”
    synonyms: breaking away
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    type of:
    secession, withdrawal
    formal separation from an alliance or federation
  2. adjective
    having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    “a breakaway faction”
    synonyms: fissiparous, separatist
    independent
    free from external control and constraint
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