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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instance of suddenly breaking away or off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sudden breaking off; a sudden termination; a violent separation of bodies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instance of sudden interruption

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