- breaking away from a given position, procedure, group, etc.
- designed to break harmlessly upon slight impact, as a theatrical prop used in staging a fight
- etc. 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
- 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.
- Severing or having severed alliance with another entity, policy, or attitude: a group of breakaway political reformers.
- One that breaks away.
- The act of breaking away, especially:a. 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.b. A burst of speed by a competitor or group of competitors in a race to break free of the pack.
- An object designed to break away.
- Having broken away from a larger unit.
- The breakaway republic is slowly establishing order and civil society.
- Capable of breaking off without damaging the larger structure.
- a breakaway wall