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  • verbsnap off something
  • verbend activity

synonyms for break off

  • sever
  • detach
  • disassemble
  • divide
  • part
  • pull off
  • separate
  • splinter
  • take apart
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antonyms for break off

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  • begin
  • combine
  • join
  • mend
  • start
  • join
  • go
  • start
  • initiate
  • begin
  • continue
  • carry on
  • mend
  • combine
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How to use break off in a sentence

Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Victor was the younger son and brother—a tete montee, with a temper which invited violence and a will which no ax could break.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Long before that, however, the sun had come back to gladden the Polar regions, and break up the reign of ancient night.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
You know I don't express myself easily; so, if I break out this way, you may know what I feel.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Say that my anger has no bounds—that my heart is breaking—will break and kill me, if he persists in his ingratitude and cruelty.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Sometimes he looks at me as if he were going to break out with that crazy idea to which he treated me the other day.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
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WORDS RELATED TO BREAK OFF

  • arrest
  • break off
  • call it quits
  • call off
  • check
  • cut off
  • drop
  • end
  • fail
  • halt
  • interrupt
  • knock it off
  • lay off
  • nullify
  • scrap
  • scratch
  • scrub
  • terminate
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