break off break off

Definition(s):

  1. (v) interrupt before its natural or planned end
  2. (v) prevent completion
  3. (v) break off (a piece from a whole)
  4. (v) break a piece from a whole
  5. (v) break a small piece off from

Usage(s):

  1. Everything is solid-state, which means that wheel and buttons can't break off it's been known to happen and dirt can't sneak inside.
  2. He threatened to break off negotiations unless Sir Robert first signed a general formula to that effect.
  3. Anderson tried to break off the relationship but McKinney was infatuated and stalked him to England where he'd asked for a posting as a missionary to escape her attentions.

News

  1. 'Bones' Season 9 spoilers: Watch premiere clips from 'The Secrets in the Proposal'

    "Bones" Season 9 begins with a lot of tension between Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Throughout the season premiere, "The Secrets in the Proposal," this tension is evident. See it for yourself in these video clips from the episode.The first video (above) shows just how tense things have gotten between Booth and Brennan in the time since Pelant made Booth break off the ...
    on September 13, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Vivendi: break up of France's media giant studied

    PARIS (AP) — Vivendi says it is considering a plan to break off its French mobile telecommunications business from the rest of its music, television and film operations.
    on September 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Talks break off, Pietrangelo to miss camp start

    Talks break off, Pietrangelo to miss camp start
    on September 11, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

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