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Verb: break off  breyk óf
  1. Interrupt before its natural or planned end
    - cut short, break short
     
  2. Prevent completion
    "break off the negotiations";
    - break, discontinue, stop
     
  3. Break off (a piece from a whole)
    "Her tooth broke off";
    - chip, chip off, come off, break away
     
  4. Break a piece from a whole
    "break off a branch from a tree";
    - break, snap off
     
  5. Break a small piece off from
    "break off the glass";
    - chip, knap, cut off

Derived forms: broken off, breaks off, broke off, breaking off

See also: break

Type of: break, cut, detach, divide, end, interrupt, part, separate, terminate