ˌbreak aˈway

phrasal verb
1) to escape from a person, place, or situation
Anna tried to break away, but he held her tight.[/ex]
2) to leave a political party or other group, especially in order to start another one
3) if a part of something breaks away from the rest, it becomes separated from it

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