break away phrasal

break away phrasal
verb (I)
1 to leave a group or political party to form another group, usually because of a disagreement
(+ from): The Nottingham miners broke away from the NUM to form their own union.
2 to move away from someone or something
(+ from): They kissed, then she broke away from him and ran to the window.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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