Synonyms for (verb) break away

Synonyms: break away, break off, come off, chip, chip off

Definition: break off (a piece from a whole)

Usage: Her tooth chipped

Similar words: divide, separate, part

Definition: come apart

Usage: The two pieces that we had glued separated


Synonyms: break, break away, break out

Definition: move away or escape suddenly

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

Similar words: escape, break loose, get away

Definition: run away from confinement

Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison


Synonyms: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

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

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

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: break away, secede, splinter

Definition: withdraw from an organization or communion

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

Similar words: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up


Synonyms: break, break away

Definition: interrupt a continued activity

Usage: She had broken with the traditional patterns

Similar words: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up