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break up

 
Noun break up has 2 senses
  1. dissolution, breakup - the termination of a relationship
    --1 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --1 has particulars: splitsville; annulment, invalidation
    Derived form: verb break up2
  2. separation, breakup, detachment - coming apart
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --2 has particulars:
     rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out; break
    Derived forms: verb break up2, verb break up3
Verb break up has 19 senses
  1. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter - to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
    --1 is one way to separate, divide
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up - 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"
    Derived forms: noun breakup1, noun breakup2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. break up - come apart; "the group broke up"
    --3 is one way to
    separate, part, split
    Derived form: noun breakup2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  4. crash, break up, break apart - break violently or noisily; smash;
    --4 is one way to disintegrate
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    --5 is one way to break, break off, discontinue, stop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. dissolve, resolve, break up - cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    --6 is one way to change integrity
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse - suffer a nervous breakdown
    --7 is one way to suffer, sustain, have, get
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  8. disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart - take apart into its constituent pieces
    --8 is one way to destroy, destruct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. break, break up - destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
    --9 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. sever, break up - set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
    --10 is one way to separate, disunite, divide, part
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. pick, break up - attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
    --11 is one way to pierce
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. calve, break up - release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
    --12 is one way to separate, divide, part
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  13. adjourn, recess, break up - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
    --13 is one way to end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  14. dissolve, break up - bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
    --14 is one way to end, terminate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  15. dissolve, break up - come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
    --15 is one way to end, terminate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  16. break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
    --16 is one way to break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody of something
  17. break up, disperse, scatter - cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
    --17 is one way to change integrity
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  18. decompose, break up, break down - separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    --18 is one way to separate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  19. break up, crack up - laugh unrestrainedly
    --19 is one way to laugh, express joy, express mirth
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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