What does breaking away mean?

breaking away meaning in General Dictionary

departing hastily

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  • the act of breaking away or withdrawing from

Sentence Examples with the word breaking away

But the remainder of the troops had to be withdrawn, and confusion breaking out in their rear, exposed to all the random bullets and shells of the French, a panic ensued, thousands of men breaking away and flying in wildest confusion through Gravelotte towards the west.

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