Definitions for: Break Up


[v] laugh unrestrainedly
[v] separate into constituent elements or parts, as of chemical substances
[v] cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
[v] break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"; "I don't want to break up the group"
[v] terminate (legally); "Their marriage dissolved"
[v] close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
[v] cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
[v] make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
[v] release ice; of icebergs or glaciers
[v] take apart into its constituent pieces
[v] attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
[v] set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
[v] break violently or noisily; smash;
[v] destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
[v] suffer a nervous breakdown
[v] come apart
[v] to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example; "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Break"-up`, n.
Disruption; a separation and dispersion of the parts or
members; as, a break-up of an assembly or dinner party; a
break-up of the government.

Synonyms: adjourn, break, break, break apart, break apart, break down, calve, collapse, crack, crack up, crack up, crash, crock up, cut off, decompose, disassemble, dismantle, dispel, disperse, disperse, disrupt, dissipate, dissolve, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, interrupt, part, pick, recess, resolve, scatter, scatter, separate, sever, split, split up, take apart

Antonyms: assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

See Also: alter, atomise, atomize, backscatter, barge in, block, bray, break, break, break apart, break away, break in, break off, break with, brecciate, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, cease, change, change integrity, chime in, chisel in, chop, come apart, come in, comminute, crack, crumb, crunch, crush, cut, cut, cut in, destroy, destruct, disassociate, disband, discontinue, disintegrate, disjoint, dissociate, dissociate, dissolve, disunify, disunite, disunite, divide, divide, divorce, end, express joy, express mirth, fall apart, finish, get, grate, grind, hack, harass, have, heckle, inject, interject, intermit, interpose, jam, laugh, mash, melt, melt down, part, part, pause, pierce, pound, punctuate, put away, put in, rag, run, secede, separate, separate, separate, sliver, splinter, splinter, split, split up, stop, stop, stop over, suffer, sunder, sustain, take off, take time off, terminate, throw in

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