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 for break off
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  break off
      v 1: interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut
           short our vacation" [syn: cut short, break short,
           break off]
      2: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the
         negotiations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue,
      3: break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn:
         chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off]
      4: break a piece from a whole; "break a branch from a tree"
         [syn: break, break off, snap off]
      5: break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a
         tooth" [syn: chip, knap, cut off, break off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "break off":
     agree to disagree, be at cross-purposes, break, clash, collide,
     conflict, contradict, counter, cut off, differ, disaccord,
     disagree, disarrange, discontinue, disjoin, dissent, intermit,
     interrupt, jangle, jar, jostle, mismatch, mismate, negate, object,
     snap the thread, suspend, take a break, vary

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