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Synonyms for break off

interrupt before its natural or planned end

break a piece from a whole

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break a small piece off from

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The impacting pellets cleanly break off the flash without damaging the rubber parts.
Mr Black said investigators were almost certain the 27ft tail was the first part to break off the Airbus A300.
A recent decision by the government to break off talks with the country's second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) and launch a military offensive already has led to a surge in fighting in northern and central Colombia.
It has been found that when disconnecting the power cable, one of the internal pins can break off and lodge in the cable's socket, preventing a small risk of electrocution if the broken-off pin is touched.
Initial grinding breaks away small edges of the grain, and, as grinding continues, microfractures form, break off and create fresh, sharp edges for aggressive fast cutting.
edu/news/2016/11/28/pineisland/) researchers at the Ohio State University found that the rift causing the ice to break off was occurring inland rather than where the end of the ice met the water.
He got a good break off the tee and a bad break off the second shot and it obviously escalated from there.
If your HMMWV's geared hub lockwashers are not bent properly into the locknut slots, then the tabs are more likely to crack or break off.
Black smoke billowed across the roads and there were fears the turbine's 23-metre blades could break off and collide with a car.
After lengthy study of all related contracts, the sponsors and management of Jos Verstappen decided to break off the ongoing talks with Jordan,'' said a statement on Verstappen's website.