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break awayphrasal verb
- 1to escape suddenly from someone who is holding you or keeping you prisoner The prisoner broke away from his guards.
- 2 to leave a political party, state, etc., especially to form a new one The people of the province wanted to break away and form a new state. related noun breakaway
- 3to move away from a crowd or group, especially in a race She broke away from the pack and opened up a two-second lead.