Breakaway

Definition of Breakaway

Break´a`way`
n.1.A wild rush of sheep, cattle, horses, or camels (especially at the smell or the sight of water); a stampede.
2.An animal that breaks away from a herd.
3.an object designed to break off or shatter under impact, as a safety measure.
4.(Sport) the sudden emergence of one or more players or contestants from a clustered group, rushing toward a goal, as bicyclists in a race, or baketball players after a rebound has been caught.

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