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break off

1 (v + adv) snap off
TRANSITIVEbris verb  c m uthe top of the tree has been broken off tá barr an chrainn bristehe broke a branch off the tree bhris sé géag den chrann, scoith sé géag den chrannshe broke off the yarn bhris sí an snáth
INTRANSITIVEthe leaves break off easily briseann na duilleoga de go furasta, tá sé furasta na duilleoga a bhaint, is furasta na duilleoga a bhriseadh de, tagann na duilleoga de go héasca
2 (v + adv) separate from INTRANSITIVEsome members of the party have broken off tá cuid de bhaill an pháirtí tar éis imeacht leo, tá cuid de bhaill an pháirtí i ndiaidh dul a mbealach féin, tá cuid de bhaill an pháirtí tar éis imeacht ina mbealach féinthat region broke off from the rest of the country scar an réigiún sin ón gcuid eile den tír
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3 (v + adv) stop
INTRANSITIVEstop verb  c m ustad verb  c m ushe broke off mid-sentence stad sí i lár abairtehe broke off to focus on another matter stop sé agus dhírigh sé a aird ar ábhar eileSeán broke off from talking for a while stad Seán den chaint ar feadh tamaillshe broke off from her exams thóg sí sos óna cuid scrúduithe
TRANSITIVEstop verb  c m ustad verb  c m ushe broke off working with them stad sí ag obair leo, stad sí ó bheith ag obair leothe staff was forced to break off work early b'éigean don fhoireann stopadh ag obair go luath, b'éigean don fhoireann scor den obair go luath
4 (v + adv) terminate TRANSITIVEdeireadh a chur le VPscoir verb  c m uthe talks were broken off cuireadh deireadh leis na cainteanna, scoireadh na cainteannashe broke off their engagement chuir sí deireadh lena ngealltanas → see break