Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun break_away

1 sense of breakaway

Sense 1
breakaway, breaking away -- (the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood")
       => secession, withdrawal -- (formal separation from an alliance or federation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_away

5 senses of break away

Sense 1
break, break out, break away -- (move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security")
       => escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

Sense 2
chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off -- (break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

Sense 3
break, break away -- (interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns")
       => separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up")

Sense 4
secede, splinter, break away -- (withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away")
       => separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up")

Sense 5
scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away -- (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Antonyms of adj break_away

1 sense of breakaway

Sense 1
breakaway, fissiparous, separatist -- (having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction")

INDIRECT (VIA independent) -> dependent -- (relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture")

Similarity of adj break_away

1 sense of breakaway

Sense 1
breakaway, fissiparous, separatist -- (having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction")
       => independent (vs. dependent) -- (free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism")

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