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To end a relationship
“I decided that it was finally time to break up with Tiffany, and, for better or worse, I decided to break up with her in a public place.”
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To split, or cause to split, from a group that one is associated with
“Such punishments, however, run the risk of inducing grievances and persuading the higher administration to break up the cartel.”
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To cause to separate into pieces, typically suddenly or forcibly
“The surface will break up easily enough if you use a jackhammer.”
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To crumble or disintegrate as a result of decay
“The dead plants decay and break up into little pieces.”
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To separate or split
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“The slightest movement will tend to break up the connection between such pavement and brick or granite.”
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To disperse and leave from, or cause to disperse and leave from, a place
“The crowd would begin to break up eventually after being told that Elvis had left the building.”
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To draw to a close
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“The hostess would serve a dessert, there would be more gossip, and then the club meeting would break up.”
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To start laughing uncontrollably
“She had little more to do than stare at him adoringly and break up at his jokes, which wasn't much of a change from the way she spent her time off-camera.”
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To become, or cause to become, mentally unstable, especially from stress or anxiety
“I believe that the stress of parenting and the crippling of my finances had caused me to break up mentally.”
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To divide something with another or others
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Have somebody in hysterics
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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To take to pieces
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To completely destroy or devastate
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To keep apart or isolate from others
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To dissect or cut into pieces, especially for purposes of analysis
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To provide assuagement or palliation to
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To break or crush into crumbs or small particles
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To cause to feel less close or friendly
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To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover
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To remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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To eat (something) steadily and often audibly
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To turn up the earth of (an area of land) with a plough, especially before sowing
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To become open
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Gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed
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To unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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To cause disorder or confusion in
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To deteriorate or go into decline, especially physically
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To throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body
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Physical, mental, or structural deterioration
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The end or failure of an enterprise or institution
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The action of separating something into parts or the process of being separated
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