Synonyms of break away


1. breakaway, breaking away, secession, withdrawal

usage: the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"


1. break, break out, break away, escape, get away, break loose

usage: move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security"

2. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, separate, divide, part

usage: break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"

3. break, break away, separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

usage: interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns"

4. secede, splinter, break away, separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

usage: withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

5. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leave, go forth, go away

usage: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"


1. breakaway, fissiparous, separatist, independent (vs. dependent)

usage: having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"

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