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To detach or snap off something
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“I was warned never to break off any branches of the lone blackthorn tree, sacred to the fairies, which stood just beyond the eastern gable of the house.”
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To become severed or detached
“It was to be found in great slabs along the mountain sides where it would break off from time to time.”
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To stop performing an action or activity
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“Thus, a considerable amount of political pressure had to be exerted to persuade him to break off any further negotiations with them.”
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To draw to an end or close
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“A spokesman told newsmen in the evening that he feared that talks would break off abruptly.”
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To suspend, or to stop or cease temporarily
“I speculated that the negotiators might simply break off the meeting when they returned.”
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Formally put an end to
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To cease to perform a specified action
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To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover
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To knock or cut pieces off (a hard material)
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To cause to feel less close, friendly or caring
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To leave or exit a place
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To stop working for a shift or for the day
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To reduce in extent or quantity
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To become silent or quiet
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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