break with something

break with something
break with (someone/something) to end a friendly relationship with a person or organization.

In Nadia's version of events, she was the one to break with Howard.

Barnhart broke with other tobacco companies when he announced that he was settling several major lawsuits.


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  • break with something — ˈbreak with sth derived to end a connection with sth • to break with tradition/old habits/the past • He broke with the party on the issue of Europe. Main entry: ↑breakderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • break into something — break into (something) 1. to begin suddenly to do something. Then he broke into a run and we just couldn t catch him. Onishi broke into sobs and covered his eyes with a handkerchief. 2. to enter a place by using force. His apartment has been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break off something — break off (something) to end something suddenly. Our third meeting broke off after an hour, but our fourth lasted three days. I just broke off with a guy I ve been going out with for eight months …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • break faith with something — break faith with (something/someone) formal to stop supporting an idea or person, especially by not doing what you promised to do. She claims that the government has broken faith with teachers by failing to give additional funds to education …   New idioms dictionary

  • break with someone — break with (someone/something) to end a friendly relationship with a person or organization. In Nadia s version of events, she was the one to break with Howard. Barnhart broke with other tobacco companies when he announced that he was settling… …   New idioms dictionary

  • break with — (someone/something) to end a friendly relationship with a person or organization. In Nadia s version of events, she was the one to break with Howard. Barnhart broke with other tobacco companies when he announced that he was settling several major …   New idioms dictionary

  • break with sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 to leave a group of people or an organization, especially because you have had a disagreement with them: break with sb/sth over sth: Powell broke with the Conservative Party over Europe. 2 break with tradition/the past to stop… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break with — verb end a relationship (Freq. 3) China broke with Russia • Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑part, ↑split up, ↑split, ↑break, ↑break up • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • break with tradition — to do something different from what is usually done. They were among the first to break with tradition and use clay to make contemporary sculpture …   New idioms dictionary

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