break with

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "break with":
present tense I/you/we/they break with he/she/it breaks with present participle breaking with past tense broke with past participle broken with
1) break with someone/something to leave a group of people, usually because of a disagreement

That was the year he broke with the Labour Party.

2) break with something if someone breaks with the past or with tradition, they start doing things in a completely new way

Some women broke with tradition by going to study abroad.


English dictionary. 2014.

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