HyperDic: break_off

English > 5 senses of the expression break off:
VERBchangebreak off, cut short, break shortinterrupt before its natural or planned end / end
changebreak off, break, discontinue, stopprevent completion
contactbreak off, chip, chip off, come off, break awaybreak off (a piece from a whole)
contactbreak off, break, snap offbreak a piece from a whole
contactbreak off, chip, knap, cut offbreak a small piece off from
English > break off: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninginterrupt before its natural or planned end / end.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscut short, break short
Narrowerhang upinterrupt a telephone conversation
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
English > break off: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningprevent completion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "break off the negotiations"
Synonymsbreak, discontinue, stop
Narrowerbog down, bogget stuck while doing something
fractureBecome fractured / fractured
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishabandonar, discontinuar, interrumpir, parar, romper, suspender
Catalaninterrompre, parar, suspendre
English > break off: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningbreak off (a piece from a whole).
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymschip, chip off, come off, break away
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 off: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningbreak a piece from a whole.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsbreak, snap off
BroaderdetachCause to become detached or separated
Spanishquebrar, romper
English > break off: 5 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningbreak a small piece off from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymschip, knap, cut off
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
See alsobreakruin completely
Catalanasclar, estellar

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