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  • 1 break off — [v1] snap off something detach, disassemble, divide, part, pull off, separate, sever, splinter, take apart; concept 211 Ant. combine, join, mend break off [v2] end activity cease, desist, discontinue, end, finish, halt, pause, stop, suspend,… …

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  • 2 break off — (something) to end something suddenly. Our third meeting broke off after an hour, but our fourth lasted three days. I just broke off with a guy I ve been going out with for eight months …

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  • 3 break off — index alienate (estrange), close (terminate), conclude (complete), detach, discontinue (abando …

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  • 4 break off — ► break off abruptly end or discontinue. Main Entry: ↑break …

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  • 5 break|off — «BRAYK F, OF», noun. 1. stoppage: »the breakoff of negotiations. 2. detachment or secession; separation: »the breakoff of Singapore from Malaysia …

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  • 6 break off — verb 1. interrupt before its natural or planned end (Freq. 2) We had to cut short our vacation • Syn: ↑cut short, ↑break short • Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑break …

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  • 7 break off — phrasal verb Word forms break off : present tense I/you/we/they break off he/she/it breaks off present participle breaking off past tense broke off past participle broken off 1) [intransitive/transitive] to stop doing something, especially… …

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  • 8 break off — 1) PHR V ERG If part of something breaks off or if you break it off, it comes off or is removed by force. [V P] The two wings of the aircraft broke off on impact... [V P n (not pron)] Grace broke off a large piece of the clay... [V n P …

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  • 9 break off — verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to stop abruptly < break off in the middle of a sentence > 2. to become detached < branches that broke off in the storm > 3. to end a relationship < …

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  • 10 break off — UK US break (sth) off Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to stop, or to make something stop: »Talks between the two companies broke off over disagreements about the merger. »The company has decided to break off… …

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  • 11 break off — v. (D; intr.) to break off from (they broke off from the main wing of the party) * * * [ breɪk ɒf] (D; intr.) to break off from (they broke off from the main wing of the party) …

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  • 12 break off — cut off, stop abruptly; break off ties; break down; isolate, disconnect …

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  • 13 break off — phr verb Break off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑contact, ↑conversation, ↑engagement, ↑negotiation, ↑relation, ↑relationship, ↑talk, ↑twig …

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  • 14 break off — tell a friend that you wish to stop seeing him    She wonders if she should break off her relationship with Liam …

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  • 15 break off — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stop abruptly, end, cease, discontinue; see end 1 , stop 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship: cease, discontinue, interrupt, suspend, terminate. See CONTINUE …

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  • 16 break off — Synonyms and related words: agree to disagree, be at cross purposes, break, clash, collide, conflict, contradict, counter, cut off, differ, disaccord, disagree, disarrange, discontinue, disjoin, dissent, intermit, interrupt, jangle, jar, jostle,… …

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  • 17 break off — {v.} 1. To stop suddenly. * /The speaker was interrupted so often that he broke off and sat down./ * /When Bob came in, Jean broke off her talk with Linda and talked to Bob./ 2. {informal} To end a friendship or love. * /I hear that Tom and Alice …

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  • 18 break off — {v.} 1. To stop suddenly. * /The speaker was interrupted so often that he broke off and sat down./ * /When Bob came in, Jean broke off her talk with Linda and talked to Bob./ 2. {informal} To end a friendship or love. * /I hear that Tom and Alice …

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  • 19 break\ off — v 1. To stop suddenly. The speaker was interrupted so often that he broke off and sat down. When Bob came in, Jean broke off her talk with Linda and talked to Bob. 2. informal To end a friendship or love. I hear that Tom and Alice have broken off …

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  • 20 break off — the cup handle just broke off Syn: snap off, come off, become detached, become separated …

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