break with (third-person singular simple present breaks with, present participle breaking with, simple past broke with, past participle broken with)
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see break, with.
- His bones were broken with a club.
- 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 :
- "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 […] "
- (archaic) To divulge one's secrets, thoughts or intentions, to discuss something with somebody.