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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj breakaway having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude "a breakaway faction"
    • n breakaway the act of breaking away or withdrawing from "there was a breakaway by the discontented members","a breaking away from family and neighborhood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Breakaway A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a stampede.
    • Breakaway An animal that breaks away from a herd.
    • Breakaway an object designed to break off or shatter under impact, as a safety measure.
    • Breakaway (Sport) the sudden emergence of one or more players or contestants from a clustered group, rushing toward a goal, as bicyclists in a race, or baketball players after a rebound has been caught.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breakaway An animal which breaks away from a herd or flock.
    • n breakaway A panic rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or other animals at the sight or smell of water; a stampede.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Break, + away,


In literature:

They will fight as long as one hand is free, and take care of themselves in the breakaway.
"The Game" by Jack London
Bobs was as quick as his rider to watch for these vagrants, and at the first hint of a breakaway he would be off in pursuit.
"Mates at Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
He crawled into his crevice, and, lo, he saw a lateral breakaway.
"A Desperate Chance" by Old Sleuth (Harlan P. Halsey)
She's no house-pital breakaway.
"Dorothy Dale's Camping Days" by Margaret Penrose
I'm going to drive you out to Breakaway Inn.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
And next mornin' the breakaway came sort of hard.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The lad's a breakaway from the sober Fuller type; and I think his views of life rather agree with mine.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
I must say, though, that they made a clean, quick breakaway.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Three days after my breakaway, I got on to a freight train and stole a ride as far as Sicamous.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
What internal and external factors permit a successful breakaway from tradition?
"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England" by Charles W. Bodemer
He noted the breakaway zone where the first stage and second stage were joined.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
After the fires more breakaways joined the mob.
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
No striking in the clinches, but either party is free to hit his opponent in the breakaway.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
He goes into this thing right, from the breakaway.
"Loaded Dice" by Ellery H. Clark

In news:

Breakaway leader forms party to rival Japanese PM.
How to Ride a Breakaway, Part 3: Executing Endgame Strategy.
Voigt is a breakaway specialist.
Smoke your defense on the court by maximizing your breakaway speed.
Facebook, Apple, Netflix Top 2011 Breakaway Brands List.
Blaine downs Elk boys 2-1 on breakaway goal.
A breakaway goal by a speedy Blaine forward settled the issue as the Bengals tipped the Elk River Elks 2-1 on Thursday evening in Elk River.
Council 82 breakaway effort moves forward.
The crowd, the decibel level and the entire Devils' bench rose as Ilya Kovalchuk picked up the puck for a breakaway .
UC Davis on Saturday defeated UC Irvine 108-107 in double overtime on Mark Payne's breakaway layup off a perfectly-placed inbound pass from Eddie Miller.
Breakaway Senate Dems form caucus (video added).
Smyth's late breakaway goal ties it, 2-2.
Just as the Blackhawks did in the opening period, the Kings stole back the momentum in the closing minutes of the second as Ryan Smyth scored on a breakaway to tie the score.
The ' Butcher of Bosnia' was the leader of the breakaway Serb Republic in Bosnia in the 1990s.
Andrei Kirilenko's breakaway jam iced it, after Kevin Love struggled and another late double-digit lead.