Breakaway meaning

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Designed to break, bend, or fall apart easily upon impact, especially to create an illusion, as with a theater prop, or for safety, as with a highway sign or barrier.
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Severing or having severed alliance with another entity, policy, or attitude.

A group of breakaway political reformers.

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One that breaks away.
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The act of breaking away, especially:
  • An offensive play in a team sport such as ice hockey in which a player with the ball or puck advances ahead of the defenders toward the goal.
  • A burst of speed by a competitor or group of competitors in a race to break free of the pack.
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An object designed to break away.
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Breaking away from a given position, procedure, group, etc.
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Designed to break harmlessly upon slight impact, as a theatrical prop used in staging a fight.
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Of a play in which the offensive player breaks free of defensive players, has control of the ball, puck, etc., and heads toward the opponent's goal.
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A breakaway movement, stage prop, etc.
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Having broken away from a larger unit.

The breakaway republic is slowly establishing order and civil society.

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Capable of breaking off without damaging the larger structure.

A breakaway wall.

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(cycling) A group of riders which has gone ahead of the peloton.
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(ice hockey) A situation in the game where one or more players of a team attack towards the goal of the other team without having any defenders in front of them.
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