breaking off


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Synonyms for breaking off

an instance of sudden interruption

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"Will you have a spray of jessamine?" he asked, breaking off a few blossoms as he passed.
This has led to several icebergs breaking off from the continent in recent years, the biggest of which separated from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July, 2017, and was approximately the size of Delaware.
According to a statement distributed on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the breaking off of diplomatic relations between Tunisia and Syria due to the war between the regime and the Syrian opposition, a request on behalf of the Tunisian people was made to "put an end to the economic break off and suspension of air flights between Tunis and Damascus".
The iceberg has been close to breaking off for a few months.
But if yours are so heavy they are breaking off, that's not desirable.