tried to break it off, you got upset

Pavel Pin

Senior Member
Clark speaks to Ann, who was almost attacked by Hyde:

Clark: I'm sorry, Mrs. Grey, but my lieutenant asked me to check something out. Jack Hyde claims you and him were sleeping together when he worked at S.I.P.
Ann: What?
Clark: He tried to break it off, you got upset, and you made up this whole sexual assault story to get him fired.

What is the meaning of "break it off"?
Simply mean break up like in lovers?

Source: Fifty Shades Freed 2018
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