What is the Meaning of BREAK OFF?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
to separate part of something from the whole
1. The wind broke off several branches.
2. 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
1. The union broke off negotiations with the company.
2. They broke their engagement off.
|present participle||BREAK OFF|
|past participle||BROKEN OFF|