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breakaway Explained

breakaway at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


breakaway at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj breakaway group/party/movement// a breakaway group etc is formed by people who have left another group because of a disagreement// --a breakaway group of journalists// --Hundreds of miners joined the breakaway union.// break away at break1 //
breakaway 2 n [singular]
1 a time when some people leave a group or organization after a disagreement and start a new group or organization: breakaway from// --He led a breakaway from the Communist Party.//
2 a change from the usual or accepted way of doing something: breakaway from// --His work marks a breakaway from traditional building styles.//

breakaway at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "breakaway":
Bohemian, abjuratory, alienated, antagonistic, antiestablishment,
antipathetic, apostasy, at odds with, at variance with,
backsliding, beat, betrayal, bolt, clashing, conflicting,
contradicting, contradictory, counter-culture, counteractant,
counteracting, counteractive, countervailing, counterworking,
cranky, crotchety, defection, dereliction, deserter, desertion,
differing, disagreeing, disloyalty, dissentient, dissenting,
dissident, extreme, extremistic, factious, faithlessness, far out,
free and easy, fringy, going over, heretical, heterodox, hippie,
hostile, in opposition, informal, inimical, insurgent,
insurrectionary, kinky, maverick, mugwumpian, mugwumpish,
mutineering, mutinous, nonconforming, nonconformist, not cricket,
not done, not kosher, offbeat, opposing, oppositional, oppugnant,
original, perverse, rare, ratting, reactionary, rebel, rebellious,
recalcitrant, recherche, recidivation, recidivism, recreancy,
recusant, renitent, renunciative, renunciatory, repudiative,
repudiatory, repugnant, resistant, revocatory, revolutional,
revolutionary, riotous, schism, schismatic, secession,
secessionist, sectarian, sectary, seditionary, seditious,
separatist, subversive, sui generis, traitorous, treason,
treasonable, turbulent, turning traitor, uncommon, unconventional,
uncustomary, underground, undreamed-of, unexpected, unfamiliar,
unfashionable, unheard-of, unique, unordinary, unorthodox,
unthought-of, unusual, unwonted, walkout, way out

breakaway at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective [only before noun] (of a political group, an organization, or a part of a country) having separated from a larger group or country:
a breakaway faction / group / section * a breakaway republic
noun [sing.]
1 an occasion when members of a political party or an organization leave it in order to form a new party, etc.
2 a change from an accepted style:
a breakaway from his earlier singing style

Breakaway at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Breakaway \Break"a*way`\, n. [Break + away] [Australasia]
1. A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels
(especially at the smell or the sight of water); a

2. An animal that breaks away from a herd.

breakaway at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : having separated or advocating separation from another
entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
[syn: {fissiparous}, {separatist}]
n : the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a
breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away
from family and neighborhood" [syn: {breaking away}]

breakaway at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » break away



Inter: en-adj » -
  • Having broken away from a larger unit.
    1. : The breakaway republic is slowly establishing order and civil society.
    2. Capable of breaking off without damaging the larger structure.
    3. : a breakaway wall


      Inter: trans-top » having broken away from a larger unit

  • Inter: ttbc » fr: séparatiste, sécessioniste
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|oderwany|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|separado, Inter: qualifier » politics Inter: t- » es|separatista

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: cyclin » g A group of riders which has gone ahead of the peloton.
    1. 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
    2. : The summit of the climb came 38km from the end of stage 14, which began in Limoux and ended in Foix in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and the incident occurred as the peloton emerged into the light and passed under the banner at the top, a quarter of an hour behind a five-man breakaway.
    3. Inter: ice hocke » y A situation in the game where one or more players of a team attack towards the goal of the other team without having any defenders in front of them.


      Inter: trans-top » in cycling

  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fuga|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|puntero|m, Inter: t- » es|puntera|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|utbrytning|c, Inter: t- » sv|utbrytargrupp|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in ice hockey
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|läpiajo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|friläge

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * escape
    Category: Category:en:Cycle racing -
    Translation: et » breakaway
    Translation: el » breakaway
    Translation: fr » breakaway
    Translation: ko » breakaway
    Translation: kn » breakaway
    Translation: pl » breakaway
    Translation: ta » breakaway
    Translation: vi » breakaway
    Translation: zh » breakaway