Definition of 'break away'
break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"
move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"
interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
head for the hills
take to the woods
fly the coop
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