Definition of clean break
- When he left home, he made a clean break with the past.
: free from dirt or pollution
: free from contamination or disease
: free or relatively free from radioactivity
: so as to clean
: in a clean manner
: all the way : completely
: to make clean: such as
: to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter
: to rid of corruption
: an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something
: to separate into parts with suddenness or violence
: to cause (a bone) to separate into two or more pieces : fracture
to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)
What made you want to look up clean break? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).