- a stampede.
- an animal that breaks away from the herd or flock.
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Origin of breakaway
British Dictionary definitions for breakaway
- loss or withdrawal of a group of members from an association, club, etc
- (as modifier)a breakaway faction
- a sudden attack, esp from a defensive position, in football, hockey, etc
- an attempt to get away from the rest of the field in a race
verb break away (intr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with breakaway
Leave hurriedly, escape, get loose. For example, The boy tried to break away, but his mother held onto his coat, or On the last lap the horse broke away from the pack. [First half of 1500s]
Sever connections with a group. For example, It was hard for me to break away from that organization, but I knew it was necessary.
Stop doing something, as in She broke away from work long enough to go out for lunch.