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Meaning of BREAKAWAY

Pronunciation:  'breyku`wey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"
  2. [adj]  having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
  3. [adj]  designed to break or tear or come apart easily; "breakaway highway signposts"

BREAKAWAY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: breaking away, independent, separatist, weak
 See Also: secession, withdrawal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Break"a*way`\, n. [Break + away] [Australasia]
1. A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels
   (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a

2. An animal that breaks away from a herd.

Thesaurus Terms
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