[ breg-zit, brek-sit ]
/ ˈbrɛg zɪt, ˈbrɛk sɪt /
the probable withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership in the European Union.
the nonbinding national referendum in 2016 that resulted in a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
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Origin of Brexit
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