English version

break with somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreak with somebody/something phrasal verb1 LEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATIONto leave a group of people or an organization, especially because you have had a disagreement with them She had broken with her family years ago. They broke with the Communist Party and set up a new party.2 break with tradition/the pastTRADITION to stop following old customs and do something in a completely different way Now is the time to break with the past. His work broke with tradition in many ways. break→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
break with tradition/the pastAfter a point, you break with the past.Although people complained about the volume, the rhythmic concept represented his biggest break with the past.However, the changes were not a complete break with the past.She has broken with the past.Would there be a total break with the past?Yet the plan represents an important break with the past.Can the break with the past be more vividly described?Thinking they were breaking with the past, the early Christians re-enacted it.
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Verb table
break
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybreak
he, she, itbreaks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybroke
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave broken
he, she, ithas broken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad broken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill break
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have broken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam breaking
he, she, itis breaking
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you, we, theyare breaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas breaking
you, we, theywere breaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been breaking
he, she, ithas been breaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been breaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be breaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been breaking
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