- v. Simple past of break off.
“The tip of the right side SRB broke off during ascent and damaged seven hundred belly heat tiles, by far the worst shuttle heat-shield damage sustained prior to theColumbia tragedy.”
“The Lexington responded to a distress call from the da Vinci to the planet Intar to aid against what was believed to be a Borg ship, but turned out to be the Omearan Starsearcher called Friend, so they broke off the rendezvous Hard Crash.”
“A huge limb broke off from the gumbo-limbo tree and fell in our path.”
“The women broke off mulga branches and used them as brooms to sweep the sandy ground encircled by the trees with meticulous care before spreading out picnic blankets and building a fire.”
“But when the Sogdian leader heard that a relief force was approaching, he wisely broke off the assault and retreated.”
“In one of the test flights he flew in the T-33, Armstrong inadvertently broke off the experimental sidestick installed in the airplane.”
“St. Ambrose was equally stern in his denunciation of the case and some of the Gallican bishops, who were in Trier under the leadership of Theognistus, broke off communion with Ithacius, who was subsequently deposed from his see by a synod of Spanish bishops, and his friend and abettor Idatius, was compelled to resign.”
“Then Sarit said something to them and broke off from the group.”
“What can you possibly know about a house of ill-rep— She broke off and looked embarrassed.”
“Caine…I mean, Lord Hartland broke off his relationship with Lady Buxton.”
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