break away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v break away break off (a piece from a whole) "Her tooth chipped"
    • v 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"
    • v 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"
    • v break away withdraw from an organization or communion "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
    • v break away interrupt a continued activity "She had broken with the traditional patterns"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When glass breaks, it showers towards, not away from the force that broke it.
    • Break away to go away abruptly, as from prison, &c.: to be scattered, as clouds after a storm
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Quotations

  • Richard Thalheimer
    Richard Thalheimer
    “Have a bias toward action -- let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.”
  • Claude M. Bristol
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    “It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brecan; Ger. brechen.

Usage

In literature:

Ay or no, for we must up an' away by break o' day to-morrow.
"The Dog Crusoe and His Master" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
Thor was a hundred yards away, speeding in a rolling, ball-like motion toward the break.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
The boat breaks away with a bound and a dash.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
With a stifled cry Angela turned away, and, covering her face with both hands, sobbed as if her heart would break.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
He struggled to break away, but could not.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
They may try to break away from the Union.
"Abraham Lincoln" by John Drinkwater
They are away at their work by day-break, and do not return to their huts till dark.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
They are away at their work by day-break, and do not return to their huts till dark.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
She did that good and plenty, so at last I decided to break away and I did.
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
None the less, he was the first to break away from the commonplaces.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
I was simply restrained by main force from breaking away from them.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
In some cases, it will break from its ordinary course to flood exposed fields and to carry away more soil.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Swiftly and surely Guelph and Ghibelline and break-neck orchard walls are passing away.
"Vanishing Roads and Other Essays" by Richard Le Gallienne
You lied to me repeatedly, and now you want to break away from me at the last minute.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
Breaking down on the road, I lay insensible for two hours, swooning away with a feeling of religion.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Should I break out of the house and run away up the street?
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
The black horse was trying to break away.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
But did I not see the strange man break his gun and go away from the spot?
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Why, then, should they break away?
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
It does not matter what I do now, he cannot break away from me.
"Halcyone" by Elinor Glyn
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In poetry:

I saw the lark at break of day
Rise from its dewy bed,
And, winged with melody, away
Circle to Heaven o'erhead.
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
Here two summer metaphors;
For even on a sun-mad day
Laughter breaks into salt tears,
And grave is never far away.
"Poem - II" by Henry Treece
Slowly past that fateful eve,
And sad it wore away;
And sad and Silent was the king
As he watch'd the break of day.
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
"See the tavern sign, a stallion
Painted on a canvas ground:
Let me jump on the rapscallion,
Break away, and gallop round."
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
And oh! What joy it was to wake—
To cast that haggard dream away,
And from its stony influence break
Into the living day!
"Love, Dreaming of Death" by Charles Harpur
I waited till the break of day,
Then I rose and stole away;
But left my dagger in the gate;—
Now she knows her lover's fate!
"Mercedes" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Virginia Tech's Tony Gregory (right) tries to break away from Austin Peay's Tyreon Clark.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Zach parise breaks away during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The scissor-wielding man who tried to break into Miley Cyrus' L.A. Home a few months ago has been ordered to stay away from the pop star for the next 3 years.
My daily three-minute toilet break is only two hours away now.
Western Carolina quarterback Troy Mitchell (10) tries to break away from the tackle of Alabama defensive lineman Jesse Williams (54) and linebacker C.J.
Did anyone really expect that bad reviews would keep fans away from Breaking Dawn — Part 1?
If you live in Moscow, you may be thankful to have a week of peace and quiet while the Vandals are away on break.
Enlarge John O'Boyle / The Star-Ledger Utility workers watch as water is pumped away from a broken water main after a early morning water break at the intersection of Portland Ave and Birch Street in Scotch Plains.
Menacing new IronBird breaks away from recent logo trend.
A tourist mecca like Venice now boasts that it dreams of breaking away from an insolvent Italy.
Eastern runners Brittany Neeley, left to right, Bethany Neeley, Carly Jones, Sarah Wagner and Avery Ewing break away from the starting line in the girls race of the Mid-Indiana Conference cross country meet Tuesday at Oakbrook Valley.
Miner Fever is breaking out because the Linton High School football team, the Miners , is undefeated this season and just one victory away from a trip to the state championship for Class A schools.
O'Neill's Jerry Nasi breaks away for his first touchdown.
Each day it is critical to take a one-hour break to get away from the bidding and the day-to-day frenzy.
The Dodgers break camp Wednesday, and opening day is one week away.
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In science:

The first distinction is then Lucifer’s breaking away from God as the devil (Luhmann, 1990, at pp. 118 ff.) or, in other words, the problem of the Theodicy, that is, the origin of evil in the world (Leibniz, [1710] 1962).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
For simplicity, we further assume the ob ject lies in vacuum, so that the symmetron tends to its symmetry-breaking VEV far away: φ → φ0 as r → ∞.
Cosmological Tests of Gravity
Near the surface, meanwhile, the field must grow away from φ = 0 in order to asymptote to the symmetry-breaking VEV far away.
Cosmological Tests of Gravity
One crucial aspect of SKA is that the break through will not come only from looking at systems further away but also allowing more detailed observations of the nearby Universe.
Working Group Summary - Local Universe
The important questions about the TeV scale—the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of dark matter—have not gone away.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
The disk-halo clouds appear more likely to have been lofted away from the plane in structures that exist for perhaps 10 Myr before breaking up .
The Milky and its Gas: Cold Fountains and Accretion
The breaking patterns are realised by Higgs background inside SU (5)⊥ in the decomposition E8 → SU (5)GU T × SU (5)⊥ where a other cases corresponding to turning on components away from the Cartan.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
At the energies now accessible, one is expected to be far away from the long distance regime where perturbation theory breaks down, and from the ultra-short distance regime where one might witness the onset of new dynamics.
QCD Tests in Proton-Antiproton Collisions
Once an adatom has been captured by an island, it may either break away from the island (reversible aggregation) (e) or remain bonded to the island (irreversible aggregation).
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals
After OC, the Zel’dovich approximation breaks down: particles maintain their u velocity, so that the collapsed “pancakes” are soon washed away by particle motions; in the real problem collapsed regions typically remain bound.
The Cosmological Mass Function
T1T breaks away from linearity is used to extract T ∗ .
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
The dependence is linear in H 2 for magnetic fields less than 250 and 45 G, respectively, then “breaks away” to a slower dependence.
Finite Size Effects on Spin Glass Dynamics
We see that the density range where the pair theory energies breaks away from the LL energies corresponds closely to the region where ǫlong /ǫF starts to deviate from unity.
Crossover from one to three dimensions for a gas of hard-core bosons
Hence a possible scenario for spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking is to assume that the non-vanishing density is due to exact zero modes of the Dirac operator which, through their interaction, are lifted away from zero yielding limλ→0 ρ(λ) 6= 0.
Features of SU(N) Gauge Theories
Since we are turning on a charged operator, each of these CFTs away from the two special points breaks the U (1) global symmetry of the boundary theory.
A Holographic Flat Band
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