break away: ESCAPE to suddenly leave or escape from someone who is holding you
break away: LEAVE GROUP to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them
break down: COMMUNICATION If a system, relationship, or discussion breaks down, it fails because there is a problem or disagreement.
break down: CRY to become very upset and start crying
break sth down: to divide something into smaller, simpler parts
break in: to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something
break sth in: to wear something new, usually shoes, for short periods of time to make them more comfortable
break into sth: USE FORCE to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something
break sth off: to separate a part from a larger piece, or to become separate from something
break out: START If a fire, war, disease, etc breaks out, it starts suddenly.
break out: ESCAPE to escape from prison
break through sth: to force your way through something that is holding you back
break sth up: to divide into many pieces, or to divide something into many pieces
break up: PEOPLE If people break up, they stop having a relationship or stop working together.
break up: SCHOOL UK When schools or colleges break up, the classes end and the holidays begin.
break into sth: START to suddenly start doing something
break off: to suddenly stop speaking or doing something