from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed to break, bend, or fall apart easily upon impact, especially to create an illusion, as with a theater prop, or for safety, as with a highway sign or barrier.
- adj. Severing or having severed alliance with another entity, policy, or attitude: a group of breakaway political reformers.
- n. One that breaks away.
- n. The act of breaking away, especially:
- n. An offensive play in a team sport such as ice hockey in which a player with the ball or puck advances ahead of the defenders toward the goal.
- n. A burst of speed by a competitor or group of competitors in a race to break free of the pack.
- n. An object designed to break away.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having broken away from a larger unit.
- adj. Capable of breaking off without damaging the larger structure.
- n. A group of riders which has gone ahead of the peloton.
- n. A situation in the game where one or more players of a team attack towards the goal of the other team without having any defenders in front of them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a stampede.
- n. An animal that breaks away from a herd.
- n. an object designed to break off or shatter under impact, as a safety measure.
- n. the sudden emergence of one or more players or contestants from a clustered group, rushing toward a goal, as bicyclists in a race, or baketball players after a rebound has been caught.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An animal which breaks away from a herd or flock.
- n. A panic rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or other animals at the sight or smell of water; a stampede.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
- v. withdraw from an organization or communion
- v. interrupt a continued activity
- v. break off (a piece from a whole)
- v. move away or escape suddenly
- adj. having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
- n. the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
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