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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 break away

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 break away
      v 1: break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn:
           chip, chip off, come off, break off]
      2: move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the
         stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break
         out--this prison is high security" [syn: break, break
      3: interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the
         traditional patterns" [syn: break]
      4: withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break
         up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away" [syn: secede,
      5: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this
         man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed
         up" [syn: run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away,
          hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the
         woods, escape, fly the coop]