What is the Meaning of BREAK OFF?
to separate part of something from the whole
- The wind broke off several branches.
- I don’t think I will need a knife, thank you. I can just break a piece off.
to end formal talks, or a formal engagement to be married
- The union broke off negotiations with the company.
- They broke their engagement off.
|present participle:||BREAKING OFF|
|past participle:||BROKEN OFF|