break off collocations and examples


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1

stop doing something, especially speaking


Nouns frequently used as the object of break off
conversation, interview, narrativeShe suddenly broke off the conversation, saying she would have to go.
2

end a relationship or a discussion


Nouns frequently used as the object of break off
relationship: connection, contact, engagement, relations, relationship, ties‘I’ve broken off my engagement’, she said, in a matter-of-fact tone.discussion: discussion, negotiations, talksThe management broke off negotiations when the union refused to compromise.
 
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