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break off

Translation of break off in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (detach) 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)
    the president broke off his harangue
    el presidente interrumpió su arenga
  • 2verb + adverb 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)
    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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