breaking off

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Noun1.breaking off - an instance of sudden interruptionbreaking off - an instance of sudden interruption  
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
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She looked amusingly girlish after all her deep experience-- nodding her head and marking the names off on her fingers, with a little pursing of her lip, and now and then breaking off to put her hands on each side of her face and say, "Oh dear!
She must persuade Horace (or she must irritate Horace) into acting for himself, and breaking off the engagement on his own responsibility."
It was a few minutes later that Daylight, breaking off from his reading to change the streams of irrigation, found that the water had ceased flowing.