break with

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break with (third-person singular simple present breaks with, present participle breaking with, simple past broke with, past participle broken with)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see break,‎ with.
    His bones were broken with a club.
  2. To cease having a positive connection with (a person, group, movement, etc).
    • 2001, Timothy Taylor, Stanley Park, 2003 Counterpoint paperback edition, ISBN 1582432902, page 363 [1]:
      "You see, Ferdinand Point was the first wave in a culinary revolution," Jeremy went on. "He broke with French formality; he broke with fat and weighty flavours. He kicked free of the past [] "
  3. (archaic) To divulge one's secrets, thoughts or intentions, to discuss something with somebody.