meaning of break away

break away meaning in General Dictionary

interrupt a continued task

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  • flee; decide to try a person's heels; cut and operate
  • withdraw from a company or communion
  • move away or escape instantly
  • break off (a piece from an entire)

Sentence Examples with the word break away

But he was strong enough to counterpoise the influence of Muscovy in northern Russia, and assisted the republic of Pskov, which acknowledged his overlordship, to break away from Great Novgorod.

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