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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (5)

1. interrupt before its natural or planned end;
- Example: "We had to cut short our vacation"
[syn: cut short, break short, break off]

2. prevent completion;
- Example: "stop the project"
- Example: "break off the negotiations"
[syn: break, break off, discontinue, stop]

3. break off (a piece from a whole);
- Example: "Her tooth chipped"
[syn: chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off]

4. break a piece from a whole;
- Example: "break a branch from a tree"
[syn: break, break off, snap off]

5. break a small piece off from;
- Example: "chip the glass"
- Example: "chip a tooth"
[syn: chip, knap, cut off, break off]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

break off v 1: interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation" [syn: cut short, break short, break off] 2: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue, stop] 3: break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn: chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off] 4: break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree" [syn: break, break off, snap off] 5: break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth" [syn: chip, knap, cut off, break off]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "break off": agree to disagree, be at cross-purposes, break, clash, collide, conflict, contradict, counter, cut off, differ, disaccord, disagree, disarrange, discontinue, disjoin, dissent, intermit, interrupt, jangle, jar, jostle, mismatch, mismate, negate, object, snap the thread, suspend, take a break, vary