break with

break with
verb
end a relationship (Freq. 3)
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China broke with Russia

Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑part, ↑split up, ↑split, ↑break, ↑break up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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quarrel or cease relations with (someone)

he had broken with his family long before

act in a way that is not in accordance with (a custom or tradition)

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break with [phrasal verb]
break with (someone or something) : to end a relationship, connection, or agreement with (someone or something)

He broke with his former friends and colleagues when he decided to support the conservative candidate.

a strong desire to break with tradition/the past

A number of people have broken with the church over this issue.

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Main Entry:break

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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