In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(become free)(piece) desprendersesoltarseto break away from sth/sb — desprenderse de algo
- the boat broke away from its moorings — el barco se soltó de las amarras
- she tried to break away from him — trató de soltarse
- to break away from traditional methods — apartarse de los métodos tradicionales
- he broke away from the pack — dejó atrás al pelotón
2(secede, leave)escindirsesepararseto break away from sth — escindirse / separarse de algo
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