break off

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break off(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to snap)
a. partir
The man broke off the handle of the shovel and began brandishing it as a weapon.El hombre partió el mango de la pala y empezó a blandirla como un arma.
2. (to end)
a. romper
The diplomat broke off all negotiations and fled the country.La diplomática rompió todas las negociaciones y huyó del país.
b. terminar
I'm glad Hugh broke off his twisted relationship with Erin.Me alegra que Hugh haya terminado su relación tortuosa con Erin.
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
3. (to become separated)
a. desprenderse
The cover to the record player broke off when I opened it.La tapa del tocadiscos se desprendió cuando lo abrí.
4. (to stop)
a. interrumpirse (while speaking)
The teacher suddenly broke off and gave the two boys at the back of the class a dirty look.El maestro se interrumpió de repente y les lanzó una mirada fea a los dos chicos al fondo del aula.
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break off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (detach; twig, handle)
a. partir, desprender
2. (terminate; relations, engagement)
a. romper
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (become detached)
a. partirse, desprenderse
4. (stop talking)
a. interrumpirse
to b off to do somethingparar para hacer algo
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break off
transitive verb
1 [+piece etc] partir
2 (end) [+engagement, talks] romper; (Mil) [+action] terminar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+piece of rock, ice, handle] desprenderse; [+twig, segment of orange] desgajarse
2 (stop) interrumpirse; pararse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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