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break off

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. break offverb

    That ends, or is ended, of which there is no more, whether or not more was intended or needed; that is closed, completed, concluded, or finished which has come to an expected or appropriate end. A speech may be ended almost as soon as begun, because of the speaker's illness, or of tumult in the audience; in such a case, the speech is neither closed, completed, nor finished, nor, in the strict sense, concluded. An argument may be closed with nothing proved; when an argument is concluded all that is deemed necessary to prove the point has been stated. To finish is to do the last thing there is to do; as, "I have finished my course," 2 Tim. iv, 7. Finish has come to mean, not merely to complete in the essentials, but to perfect in all the minute details, as in the expression "to add the finishing touches." The enumeration is completed; the poem, the picture, the statue is finished. To terminate may be either to bring to an arbitrary or to an appropriate end; as, he terminated his remarks abruptly; the spire terminates in a cross. A thing stops that comes to rest from motion; or the motion stops or ceases when the object comes to rest; stop frequently signifies to bring or come to a sudden and decided cessation of motion, progress, or action of any kind. Compare DO; TRANSACT.

    See synonyms for BEGIN.

    Synonyms:
    cease, close, complete, conclude, desist, end, end, expire, finish, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cut short, break short, break offverb

    interrupt before its natural or planned end

    "We had to cut short our vacation"

    Synonyms:
    cut short, stop, break away, clip, break short, come off, chip, truncate, discontinue, chip off, snap off, curtail, break, cut off, knap

  2. break, break off, discontinue, stopverb

    prevent completion

    "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, arrest, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, give up, unwrap, conk out, block up, hold on, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, barricade, kibosh, bar, discover, chip, terminate, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, finish, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, cease, blockade, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, hold back, lay off, give out, break in, quit, give, split up, block, better, burst, go bad, breach, disclose, bust, erupt, intercept, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, contain, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, turn back, fail, come apart, bankrupt, block off, come off, expose, break, stop over, discontinue, end, intermit, halt, wear

  3. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break offverb

    break off (a piece from a whole)

    "Her tooth chipped"

    Synonyms:
    chip, chip off, cut off, scat, cut short, come off, splinter, come away, secede, run away, go over, lam, scarper, bunk, discontinue, nick, break, snap off, break out, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, detach, take to the woods, knap, go off, stop, hightail it, break short, escape, break away

  4. break, break off, snap offverb

    break a piece from a whole

    "break a branch from a tree"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, unwrap, conk out, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, chip, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, give out, break in, give, split up, better, burst, go bad, breach, disclose, bust, erupt, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, come off, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, wear

  5. chip, knap, cut off, break offverb

    break a small piece off from

    "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"

    Synonyms:
    chip, chip off, cut off, cut short, come off, break short, amputate, lop off, snap off, rap, discontinue, cut, disrupt, nick, break, interrupt, chop off, break up, cut out, stop, knap, break away

Editors Contribution

  1. windup

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. break off

    Synonyms:
    be ruptured

  2. break off

    Synonyms:
    desist, cease, stop, leave off

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How to use break off in a sentence?

  1. Councilman Kenneth Stokes:

    It was a misdemeanor. They could easily break off the chase, get the tag number, we'll pay for whatever they stole to make sure that our babies are not harmed. We want the same respect that they give to their neighborhoods given to Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber neighborhoods.

  2. Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki:

    Unfortunately, the deal with Airbus has been negotiated and preliminarily signed by the former government, so we have little room for manoeuvre, because if we break off the negotiations we would risk ... paying damages.

  3. Ricardo Jana:

    There is a greater frequency in the occurrence of break-off in this east side of the glacier and more data is required to assess its stability.

  4. Timothy Beal:

    They break off from the larger text and circulate like little viruses in our culture that hook on to other things and that's when they really take off and spread.

  5. President Trump:

    I gave them a big break on tariffs, but now I'm taking that break off, because it's very unfair to our manufacturers and very unfair to our farmers.


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