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Synonyms for break off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cut short, break short, break off(verb)

    interrupt before its natural or planned end

    Synonyms:
    cut short, stop, break away, clip, break short, come off, break off, chip, truncate, discontinue, chip off, snap off, curtail, break, cut off, knap

  2. break, break off, discontinue, stop(verb)

    prevent completion

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, arrest, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, give up, unwrap, conk out, block up, hold on, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, barricade, kibosh, bar, discover, chip, terminate, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, finish, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, cease, blockade, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, hold back, lay off, give out, break in, quit, give, split up, block, better, burst, go bad, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, intercept, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, contain, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, turn back, fail, come apart, bankrupt, block off, come off, expose, break, stop over, discontinue, end, intermit, halt, wear

  3. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off(verb)

    break off (a piece from a whole)

    Synonyms:
    chip, chip off, cut off, scat, cut short, come off, splinter, come away, secede, run away, go over, lam, scarper, bunk, discontinue, nick, break, snap off, break out, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, detach, take to the woods, knap, go off, stop, hightail it, break off, break short, escape, break away

  4. break, break off, snap off(verb)

    break a piece from a whole

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, cut off, develop, unwrap, conk out, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, chip, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, break short, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, chip off, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, cut short, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, break-dance, break up, check, give out, break in, give, split up, better, burst, go bad, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, break down, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, knap, part, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, come off, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, wear

  5. chip, knap, cut off, break off(verb)

    break a small piece off from

    Synonyms:
    chip, chip off, cut off, cut short, come off, break short, amputate, lop off, snap off, rap, discontinue, cut, disrupt, nick, break, interrupt, chop off, break up, cut out, stop, break off, knap, break away

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. break off(v)

    That ends, or is ended, of which there is no more, whether or not more was intended or needed; that is closed, completed, concluded, or finished which has come to an expected or appropriate end. A speech may be ended almost as soon as begun, because of the speaker's illness, or of tumult in the audience; in such a case, the speech is neither closed, completed, nor finished, nor, in the strict sense, concluded. An argument may be closed with nothing proved; when an argument is concluded all that is deemed necessary to prove the point has been stated. To finish is to do the last thing there is to do; as, "I have finished my course," 2 Tim. iv, 7. Finish has come to mean, not merely to complete in the essentials, but to perfect in all the minute details, as in the expression "to add the finishing touches." The enumeration is completed; the poem, the picture, the statue is finished. To terminate may be either to bring to an arbitrary or to an appropriate end; as, he terminated his remarks abruptly; the spire terminates in a cross. A thing stops that comes to rest from motion; or the motion stops or ceases when the object comes to rest; stop frequently signifies to bring or come to a sudden and decided cessation of motion, progress, or action of any kind. Compare DO; TRANSACT.

    See synonyms for BEGIN.

    Synonyms:
    cease, close, complete, conclude, desist, end, end, expire, finish, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. break off

    Synonyms:
    be ruptured

  2. break off

    Synonyms:
    desist, cease, stop, leave off


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