break up


  • To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
  • To upset greatly; to cause great emotional disturbance or unhappiness.
  • To end a relationship.
  • To end a relationship with each other.
  • To dissolve; to part.
  • Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term.
  • Of a conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection; of a signal, to deteriorate.
  • To break or separate into pieces.
  • To stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.
  • Become disorganised
  • To cut or take to pieces for scrap.

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