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Meaning of BREAK OFF

Pronunciation:  breyk of

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break the silence"
  2. [v]  interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation"
  3. [v]  break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
  4. [v]  break off; of a piece from a whole; "Her tooth chipped"
  5. [v]  break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree"
 
 Synonyms: break, break, break away, break short, chip, chip off, come off, cut off, cut short, discontinue, knap, snap off, stop
 
 See Also: bog, bog down, break up, carve, chip at, cut, cut off, detach, disrupt, divide, end, exfoliate, flake, flake off, fracture, hang up, interrupt, part, peel, peel off, separate, terminate

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, mismatch, mismate, negate, object, snap the thread, suspend, take a break, vary
 

 

 

 

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