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  1. break, break out, break away(verb)

    move away or escape suddenly

    "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"

  2. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off(verb)

    break off (a piece from a whole)

    "Her tooth chipped"

  3. break, break away(verb)

    interrupt a continued activity

    "She had broken with the traditional patterns"

  4. secede, splinter, break away(verb)

    withdraw from an organization or communion

    "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

  5. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away(verb)

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"


  1. break away(Verb)

    to leave suddenly

  2. break away(Verb)

    to become separated, literally or figuratively


  1. Break Away

    "Break Away" is a song recorded by The Beach Boys in 1969. It was written by Brian Wilson and his father Murry Wilson, who is credited as lyricist under the pseudonym "Reggie Dunbar". The single was relatively unsuccessful compared to the groups releases, and charted at #63 in US Billboard. "Break Away" sold better abroad, reaching #6 on the United Kingdom charts. After the Smiley Smile sessions, Brian Wilson served as less of a band leader in the studio. Between Surfer Girl and the "Heroes and Villains" single, Brian was credited as producer; thereafter production credits were assigned to "The Beach Boys". "Break Away" was the last release on which he was named as producer until "Child of Winter" in 1974. "Break Away" features Carl Wilson singing verses and Al Jardine on the chorus; some have stated that Murry Wilson recorded the bass part of the song while Mike Love was away. Initially, the song was planned to be released with Brian Wilson singing the first verse, as included on the 2001 compilation, Hawthorne, CA. Early stereo studio mixes of this title provide verification, but these remixes are illicit.

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How to say break away in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of break away in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of break away in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of break away in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Dr. Dr. everywhere but very few Drs. to heal and care, break away from just medicines, promote wholesome healing processes and dare. Don't just deal with me, feel me and heal me.

  2. Elizabeth Mecklenburg:

    Traveling reminded me that it is OK do what I want, it reminded me that it's OK to break away from the norm of what society expects of us. It reminded me that it's OK to do what my heart wants.

  3. Luis Fernando Arias:

    When there's a rupture, a disconnect, a break away from our spiritual lands, the heart is in one place and the mind in another. That's the reality the Nukak face, which causes what you would call depression.

  4. Isabella Rossellini:

    She showed that women are independent, that women want to tell their own story, want to take initiative but sometimes they can't because sometimes our social culture doesn't allow women to break away from certain rules.

  5. Olivier Jakob:

    Asia has been relatively weak and China is not providing much support, without the support of the products and with a structure in crude oil that is weakening, it is difficult to think that crude can break away to the upside.

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