splinter off (from something)

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splinter off (from something)

1. To tear, chip, or break off from a larger piece or thing. Wood began splintering off around the bullet holes. The impact has caused a piece of bone to splinter off from your femur, and it will unfortunately require surgery to repair.
2. To separate or depart from a larger group with divergent ideas, ideology, goals, plans, etc. The group of radicals splintered off from the orthodox church and formed a new ministry based on religious extremism. We decided to splinter off from the main group so that we could focus our attention onto the matters we thought most important.
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splinter off (of) (something)

 and splinter off (from something)
[for a bit of something] to tear off or separate from something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) A piece of wood splintered off of the oar and dropped into the water. A tiny bit splintered off and stuck in my hand.
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Many of these isolated groups splintered off from larger, now-settled communities, and their cultures are familiar to anthropologists and other experts.
Baltimore Police Anthony Batts said on Saturday evening that the chaos began after a group of protesters splintered off from the main demonstration.
On Saturday evening, scores of protesters splintered off from the main rally to hurl bottles, metal barricades and various objects at police and their patrol cars, and to vandalize storefronts and other properties downtown, authorities said.
But in the video he praises Baghdadi, whose IS splintered off from Al Qaeda.
In his attempt to grapple with understanding the huiguan (regional or district association), he erred in thinking that Yo Hing's Hong Chow Company was a huiguan like the Kong Chow Company that splintered off from the See Yup Association (same as Sze Yup or, in pinyin transliteration, Siyi, "Four Counties/Districts") in 1891 Los Angeles.
And so one of seven sections of the Schnitzer show, which is being installed in the spacious Barker Gallery, will offer video and photographic documentation of performances by the Cockettes and by the Angels of Light, a group that splintered off from the troupe over the question of charging admission.
Working under the auspices of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), Gilmour (only 17 years old) joined the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), a Socialist group that splintered off from the mainstream IRA in 1972.
In the 1990s, a group that would become The International Air Cargo Association splintered off from SAE and took up the mantle of the event.
In Giza's fourth constituency, culture icon and founder of the independent cultural center El-Sawy Culture Wheel, Mohamed El-Sawy won against Islam Lofty, co-founder of the El-Tayar El-Masry Party, which splintered off from the MB after the uprising.
"We've been told that Prime Minister[-designate] Najib Mikati will implement the gas cuts in 2011, and the media tells us that he wants to offer this to the Lebanese people as a gift, but we don't want gifts, we want a correction of economic and social policy," said Marwan al-Khauli, president of a labor union that recently splintered off from the General Labor Confederation, headed by Ghassan Ghosn.
In his article, Matthew Hoffman describes a factional dispute that took place during the heyday of socialism in Jewish America, when Zionism first contested some of the universality of the old socialist vision (especially after the Arab riots in Palestine of 1929), and American Jewish communism splintered off from a Jewish identity that was becoming increasingly nationalistic.
Special groups is the term the US military has coined to refer to rogue Shi'ite militants who have splintered off from JaM.
(and elsewhere in the world as Merck Sharpe & Dohme) is a wholly separate entity that splintered off from the original Merck after World War I.
What emerged were separate churches that splintered off from the main church.
When considered along with Gaspra's highly irregular shape, the scrapes suggest the asteroid was splintered off from a much larger rock after several violent collisions.