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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybreak away
he/she/itbreaks away
present participlebreaking away
past tensebroke away
past participlebroken away
  1. 3
    if a part of something breaks away from the rest, it becomes separated from it
See also main entry: break


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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