[ breyk-awf, ‐of ]
/ ˈbreɪkˌɔf, ‐ˌɒf /
a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations.
the action of breaking off.
Origin of breakoff
First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb break off (in the sense “to stop sudddenly”)
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