Textual thesaurus for "break away"

(verb) break off, come off, chip, chip off

break off (a piece from a whole)

Her tooth chipped

(verb) break, break out

move away or escape suddenly

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

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

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

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

(verb) secede, splinter

withdraw from an organization or communion

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

(verb) break

interrupt a continued activity

She had broken with the traditional patterns