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Adjective: breakaway  'brey-ku,wey
  1. Having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    "a breakaway faction";
    - fissiparous, separatist
Noun: breakaway  'brey-ku,wey
  1. The act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    "there was a breakaway by the discontented members";
    - breaking away
Verb: break away  breyk u'wey
  1. Move away or escape suddenly
    "The horses broke away from the stable";
    - break, break out
  2. Break off (a piece from a whole)
    "Her tooth broke away";
    - chip, chip off, come off, break off
  3. Interrupt a continued activity
    - break
  4. Withdraw from an organization or communion
    "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away";
    - secede, splinter
  5. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    "If you see this man, break away!";
    - scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam [N. Amer], run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, leg it [Brit]

Derived forms: broken away, broke away, breaking away, breakaways, breaks away

See also: break, independent

Type of: break, break loose, break up, divide, escape, get away, go away, go forth, leave, part, secession, separate, split, split up, withdrawal

Encyclopedia: Breakaway

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