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break up

alt. 1 (context intransitive English) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart. 2 (context intransitive idiomatic English) To end a relationship. 3 (context intransitive idiomatic English) To dissolve; to part. 4 (context intransitive idiomatic English) Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term. 5 (context intransitive idiomatic English) Of a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection. 6 (context transitive English) To break or separate into pieces. 7 (context transitive idiomatic English) To stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting. 8 (context intransitive idiomatic figuratively English) Become disorganised vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart. 2 (context intransitive idiomatic English) To end a relationship. 3 (context intransitive idiomatic English) To dissolve; to part. 4 (context intransitive idiomatic English) Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term. 5 (context intransitive idiomatic English) Of a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection. 6 (context transitive English) To break or separate into pieces. 7 (context transitive idiomatic English) To stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting. 8 (context intransitive idiomatic figuratively English) Become disorganised

WordNet
break up
  1. v. to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: disperse, dissipate, dispel, scatter]

  2. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up" [syn: separate, part, split up, split, break]

  3. come apart; "the group broke up"

  4. break violently or noisily; smash; [syn: crash, break apart]

  5. make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages" [syn: interrupt, disrupt, cut off]

  6. cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: dissolve, resolve]

  7. suffer a nervous breakdown [syn: crack up, crack, crock up, collapse]

  8. take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break apart] [ant: assemble]

  9. destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set" [syn: break]

  10. set or keep apart; "sever a relationship" [syn: sever]

  11. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice" [syn: pick]

  12. release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve" [syn: calve]

  13. close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned" [syn: adjourn, recess]

  14. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company" [syn: dissolve]

  15. come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up" [syn: dissolve]

  16. break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented" [syn: fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise]

  17. cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles" [syn: disperse, scatter]

  18. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts [syn: decompose, break down]

  19. laugh unrestrainedly [syn: crack up]

Wikipedia
Break Up (1965 film)

Break Up ( and also known as The Man with the Balloons) is a 1965 Italian comedy film directed by Marco Ferreri.

Break Up

A breakup is the termination of a usually intimate relationship by any means other than death.

Break Up may also refer to:

Break Up (song)

"Break Up" is the first single from Mario's fourth studio album D.N.A.. It features and was co-written by Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett with production and additional writing from Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford. The single was first premiered on the radio station V-103 at March 30, 2009 with Greg Street.

Break Up (album)

Break Up is a collaborative album between Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson. The first single, " Relator" was released as a digital download on May 25, 2009. The full album was released by Atco/ Rhino on September 15, 2009. Pete's brother Rick Yorn is Scarlett's manager.

Break Up (1998 film)

Break Up is a 1998 American crime thriller film directed by Paul Marcus and written by Anne Amanda Opotowsky. It stars Bridget Fonda, Kiefer Sutherland, Hart Bochner, and Steven Weber.

Break Up (1978 film)

Break Up is a 1978 Italian romance drama film directed by Enrico Maria Salerno.

It is based on the novel Eutanasia di un amore by Giorgio Saviane.

Usage examples of "break up".

But the Saint would not have let it break up uncompleted even if he could.