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break away
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  • flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
  • withdraw from an organization or communion
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away
  • interrupt a continued activity
    • She had broken with the traditional patterns
  • break off (a piece from a whole)
    • Her tooth chipped
  • move away or escape suddenly
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
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