HyperDic: break_away

English > 5 senses of the expression break away:
VERBmotionbreak away, break, break outmove away or escape suddenly
contactbreak away, chip, chip off, come off, break offbreak off (a piece from a whole)
socialbreak away, breakinterrupt a continued activity
socialbreak away, secede, splinterwithdraw from an organization or communion
motionbreak away, scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coopflee
English > break away: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove away or escape suddenly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsbreak, break out
Broaderescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
Similar tobreakmake a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
English > break away: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningbreak off (a piece from a whole).
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymschip, chip off, come off, break off
Narrowerexfoliatecome off in a very thin piece
peel off, peel, flake off, flakecome off in flakes or thin small pieces
Broaderseparate, divide, partcome apart
See alsobreakgo to pieces
Spanishastillarse, astillar, picar, resquebrajar
Catalanasclar, esquerdar, esquerdissar, estellar, picolar
English > break away: 5 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninginterrupt a continued activity.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymbreak
Broaderseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
Spanishabandonar, romper con
Catalanabandonar, rompre, tallar, trencar
English > break away: 5 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningWithdraw from an organization or communion.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssecede, splinter
Broaderseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
Spanishindependizarse
Nounsbreakawaythe act of breaking away or withdrawing from
English > break away: 5 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningflee; take to one's heels; cut and run.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsscat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop
Narrowerflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
skedaddlerun away, as if in a panic
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishcorrer, escapar, evadir, huir
Catalanescapar, escapolir-se, evadir, fugir

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