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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybreak with
he/she/itbreaks with
present participlebreaking with
past tensebroke with
past participlebroken with
  1. 1
    break with someone/something to leave a group of people, usually because of a disagreement

    That was the year he broke with the Labour Party.

  2. 2
    break with something if someone breaks with the past or with tradition, they start doing things in a completely new way
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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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