Definition of Breakaway in English :

Define Breakaway in English

Breakaway meaning in English

Meaning of Breakaway in English

Pronunciation of Breakaway in English

Breakaway pronunciation in English

Pronounce Breakaway in English


see synonyms of breakaway


1. breakaway, breaking away

the act of breaking away or withdrawing from

Example Sentences:
'there was a breakaway by the discontented members'
'a breaking away from family and neighborhood'


2. breakaway, fissiparous, separatist

having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude

Example Sentences:
'a breakaway faction'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of breakaway
loss or withdrawal of a group of members from an association, club, etc
(as modifier)
a breakaway faction
2. sport
a sudden attack, esp from a defensive position, in football, hockey, etc
an attempt to get away from the rest of the field in a race
3. Australian
a stampede of cattle, esp at the smell of water
verb break away (intr, adverb)
4. (often foll by from)
to leave hastily or escape
to withdraw or secede
6. sport
to make a breakaway
7. horse racing
to start prematurely

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see synonyms of breakaway
breaking away from a given position, procedure, group, etc.
2.  US
designed to break harmlessly upon slight impact, as a theatrical prop used in staging a fight
3.  Basketball and Hockey Etc
of a play in which the offensive player breaks free of defensive players, has control of the ball, puck, etc., and heads toward the opponent's goal
a breakaway movement, stage prop, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of breakaway
1. Designed to break, bend, or fall apart easily upon impact, especially to create an illusion, as with a theater prop, or for safety, as with a highway sign or barrier.
2. Severing or having severed alliance with another entity, policy, or attitude: a group of breakaway political reformers.
1. One that breaks away.
2. The act of breaking away, especially:
a. An offensive play in a team sport such as ice hockey in which a player with the ball or puck advances ahead of the defenders toward the goal.
b. A burst of speed by a competitor or group of competitors in a race to break free of the pack.
3. An object designed to break away.

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