break away from

idiom

Definition of break away from

1 : to get away from (someone or something) especially by using force or effort He broke away from his captors and escaped. often used figurativelyyoung people breaking away from traditional values
2 : to separate from (a larger group, country, etc.) a faction that has broken away from the main political party

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“Break away from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20away%20from. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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