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breakaway adj : having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction" [syn: fissiparous, separatist] n : the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood" [syn: breaking away]

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breakaway, not comparable
  1. Having broken away from a larger unit.
    The breakaway republic is slowly establishing order and civil society.


  1. (cycling) A group of riders which has gone ahead of the peloton.
    The breakaway has maintained its lead all day and may actually survive to the finish.
  2. A situation in the game where one or more players of a team attack towards the goal of the other team without having any defenders in front of them.


in ice hockey

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Extensive Definition

Breakaway may refer to:


* "Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson song)


Other media and performing arts


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breakaway in Czech: Breakaway
breakaway in Indonesian: Breakaway
breakaway in Portuguese: Breakaway

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