break\ off


break\ off
1. I
his voice broke off он внезапно замолчал; resume where one broke off начать с того, на чем остановился; it is time to break off пора кончать [работу]
2. III
break off smth. /smth. off/1)
break off a twig (a branch, a handle, etc.) отламывать /отрывать/ прутик и т. д., he broke off a piece of chocolate and offered it to me он отломил кусочек шоколада и угостил меня
2)
break off the pursuit (the trading connections, negotiations /talks/, etc.) приостановить /прервать/ преследование и т. д.; break off a marriage расстроить брак; break off one's engagement расторгнуть помолвку; break off one's studies (a conversation) прервать /прекратить/ занятия (разговор); break off one's speech прервать /не закончить/ речь, остановиться в середине речи; break off a habit избавиться /отучиться/ от привычки
3. XIV
break off doing smth. break off talking (singing, laughing, crying, etc.) прекращать разговаривать и т. д.
4. XVI
1) break off for some time break off for a few seconds (for ten minutes, for an hour, etc.) сделать перерыв на несколько секунд и т. д.; break off for the day кончать /прекращать/ работу; break off at some time break off at noon прекратить /кончить/ работу в полдень; break off at /In/ some place he broke off at /in/ the middle of a sentence он остановился на полуслове; break off for smth. the whole cast broke off for coffee in the middle of the rehearsal вся труппа сделала перерыв в середине репетиции, чтобы выпить кофе
2) break off with smb. break off with one's old friends порвать со своими старыми друзьями
5. XXI1
break off smth. with smb. break off all relations with smb. прекратить всякие отношения с кем-л.
6. XXV
break off as... "As for me...", he broke off as she came out of her room "Что касается меня...".- он остановился /замолчал/, когда она появилась из своей комнаты

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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