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: a sudden breaking off or away
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1606, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from Latin abruptiōn-, abruptiō, from abrup-, variant stem of abrumpere "to break off short" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abrupt
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: a sudden breaking off : detachment of portions from a mass
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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