break with


verb

(intr, preposition) to end a relationship or association with (someone or an organization or social group)

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Idioms and Phrases with break with

break with

1

Separate from, sever relations with. For example, On this issue the prime minister was forced to break with his cabinet. [Late 1500s] Also see break off, def. 2 and 3.

2

Depart from, reject, as in The couple broke with tradition and decided to write their own marriage vows. [Late 1800s]

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