Associations to the word «Breakaway»

Wiktionary

BREAKAWAY, adjective. Having broken away from a larger unit.
BREAKAWAY, adjective. Capable of breaking off without damaging the larger structure.
BREAKAWAY, noun. (cycling) A group of riders which has gone ahead of the peloton.
BREAKAWAY, noun. (ice hockey) A situation in the game where one or more players of a team attack towards the goal of the other team without having any defenders in front of them.
BREAKAWAY, noun. (AU) A stampede of animals.
BREAKAWAY, noun. (AU) An animal that breaks away from a herd.

Dictionary definition

BREAKAWAY, noun. The act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood".
BREAKAWAY, adjective. Having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats