- a stampede.
- an animal that breaks away from the herd or flock.
Origin of breakaway
Examples from the Web for breakaway
They are a breakaway faction from Fatah, the dominant party in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists|IranWire|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My coaches at Breakaway Performance Labs found that I needed to maintain a heart rate of 168-178 beats/min.How to Use Your Lunch Hour for Better Productivity, Without Ever Taking a Bite|Gregory Ferenstein|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, tensions are rising in Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria, where 2,500 Russian troops are based.
These people, like those in the breakaway regions of Georgia, wanted independence and autonomy, not Russian rule.Why America Must Stop Comparing Ukraine To World War II|Will Cathcart|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The breakaway referendum in Crimea is a mere week away and is a gun to all heads.
No striking in the clinches, but either party is free to hit his opponent in the breakaway.The Battleship Boys at Sea|Frank Gee Patchin
They will fight as long as one hand is free, and take care of themselves in the breakaway.
He noted the breakaway zone where the first stage and second stage were joined.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Every instant of it was intense watchfulness, while the breakaway was still more dangerous.
How did Mrs. Selim get out to Breakaway Inn, if she left her own car with the maid?Murder at Bridge|Anne Austin
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