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breakoff

[breyk-awf, ‐of] /ˈbreɪkˌɔf, ‐ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a discontinuation, especially abrupt, as of relations.
2.
the action of breaking off.
Also, break-off.
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Examples for breakoff
  • As with a refusal, you should attempt to determine the reasons for the breakoff and try to answer the respondent's concerns.
British Dictionary definitions for breakoff

break off

verb
1.
to sever or detach or be severed or detached it broke off in my hands, he broke a piece off the bar of chocolate
2.
(adverb) to end (a relationship, association, etc) or (of a relationship, etc) to be ended
3.
(intransitive, adverb) to stop abruptly; halt he broke off in the middle of his speech
noun
4.
the act or an instance of breaking off or stopping
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