breaking away

Definitions of breaking away
  1. noun
    the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    “a breaking away from family and neighborhood”
    synonyms: breakaway
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    type of:
    secession, withdrawal
    formal separation from an alliance or federation
  2. noun
    departing hastily
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    type of:
    departure, going, going away, leaving
    the act of departing
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