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breakoff

or break-off

[breyk-awf, ‐of]
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noun
  1. a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations.
  2. the action of breaking off.
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Origin of breakoff

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb break off (in the sense “to stop sudddenly”)
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