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break sth off

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  • break sth off — UK US break (sth) off Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to stop, or to make something stop: »Talks between the two companies broke off over disagreements about the merger. »The company has decided to break off… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌbreak (sth) ˈoff — phrasal verb if a part of something breaks off, or if you break it off, it becomes separated from the main part Part of the chimney broke off and fell to the ground.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌbreak ˈsth off — phrasal verb to end a relationship or a discussion The two countries have broken off diplomatic relations.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break sth up — UK US break (sth) up Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to divide, or to divide something, into smaller parts: »The company has been broken up and sold off. ► to end, or to end something: »Manufacturing ceased at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • break*/*/*/ — [breɪk] (past tense broke [brəʊk] ; past participle broken [ˈbrəʊkən] ) verb I 1) [I/T] if something breaks, or if you break it, it separates into two or more pieces when it is hit, dropped etc I broke two dishes this morning.[/ex] Joey broke… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break off phrasal — verb 1 (I, T) to suddenly stop doing something, especially talking to someone: Fay told her story, breaking off now and then to wipe the tears from her eyes. (break sth off): I broke off the conversation and answered the phone. 2 (transitive… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break off — UK US break (sth) off Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to stop, or to make something stop: »Talks between the two companies broke off over disagreements about the merger. »The company has decided to break off… …   Financial and business terms

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • break up — UK US break (sth) up Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to divide, or to divide something, into smaller parts: »The company has been broken up and sold off. ► to end, or to end something: »Manufacturing ceased at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • break — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 short rest; short holiday/vacation ADJECTIVE ▪ little, quick, short ▪ coffee, dinner (esp. BrE), lunch, tea (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • chip off — verb break off (a piece from a whole) Her tooth chipped • Syn: ↑chip, ↑come off, ↑break away, ↑break off • Derivationally related forms: ↑chip (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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