break away

break away(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become detached)
a. desprenderse
A large piece of the glacier broke away and fell into the water.Un pedazo grande del glaciar se desprendió y cayó al agua.
b. soltarse
The tree surgeon removed the branch that had begun to break away from the trunk.La arboricultora quitó la rama que había empezado a soltarse del tronco.
c. separarse
The pieces were soldered poorly and broke away after a few days.Las piezas estaban mal soldadas y se separaron después de unos días.
2. (to cut ties)
a. separarse
Several members of the band broke away to form their own project.Varios miembros de la banda se separaron para llevar a cabo su propio proyecto.
b. romper
This new faction is breaking away from the established policies of the party.Esta nueva facción está rompiendo con las políticas establecidas del partido.
3. (to move away)
a. escapar
Pippen picked the ball off and broke away down the court.Pippen interceptó el balón y escapó hacia el otro extremo de la cancha.
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break away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (escape)
a. escapar
2. (from party, country)
a. separarse
break away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+piece] desprenderse; separarse
2 (Ftbl) etc escapar; despegarse
3
to break away from [+guard] evadirse de; [+group] (leave) separarse de; (from disagreement) romper con
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