Translation of break off in Spanish:

break off

  • 1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (detach) partir she broke off a piece of chocolate and gave it to him partió un trozo de chocolate y se lo dio 1.2 (end, stop) [engagement/diplomatic relations] romper* the president broke off his harangue el presidente interrumpió su arenga
  • 2v + adv 2.1 (snap off, come free) [piece of ice] desprenderse the handle broke off se le rompió or salió el asa 2.2 (stop talking) parar (de hablar), detenerse*, callarse she broke off in mid-sentence paró or se detuvo or se calló en la mitad de la frase
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