Definition of Breaking off

1. Noun. An instance of sudden interruption.

Exact synonyms: Abruption
Generic synonyms: Break, Disruption, Gap, Interruption

Definition of Breaking off

1. Verb. (present participle of break off) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breaking Off

breaking and entering
breaking away
breaking bad
breaking ball
breaking change
breaking changes
breaking down
breaking even
breaking in
breaking into
breaking loose
breaking news
breaking off (current term)
breaking out
breaking point
breaking the fourth wall
breaking up
breaking wheel
breaking wind

Literary usage of Breaking off

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1. Diary and correspondence of samuel pepys f.r.s.. by Samuel Pepys (1854)
"They consist of glass drops with long anil slender tails, which burst to pieces on the breaking off those toils in any part. The invention is thus alluded ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1839)
"been punished for breaking off the treaty of " Oxford, when they might have had better terms " than now they could expect; and if they omitted " this ..."

3. Travels Through the Interior Parts of America: In a Series of Letters by Thomas Anburey (1789)
"... a further account of this province muft be delayed till my next; and in hopes you will pardon my breaking off fo abruptly, and leaving you in a Hate of ..."

4. Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1850)
"... who have given that to me as the reason of their not breaking off publicly from them, but to continue to preach as formerly among them, that they may ..."

5. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"... Porte that it can take the choice between an immediate breaking off of relations with us, or the immediate removal from Turkey of all German officers, ..."

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