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    break up

    break up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word break up

    Definition
    (verb) to cause to separate and go in different directions
    Synonyms : dispel , disperse , dissipate , scatter
    Example Sentence
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
    Definition
    (verb) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    Synonyms : break , part , separate , split , split up
    Example Sentence
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up
    Definition
    (verb) come apart
    Example Sentence
    • the group broke up
    Definition
    (verb) break violently or noisily; smash
    Synonyms : break apart , crash
    Definition
    (verb) make a break in
    Synonyms : cut off , disrupt , interrupt
    Example Sentence
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
    Definition
    (verb) cause to go into a solution
    Synonyms : dissolve , resolve
    Example Sentence
    • The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
    Definition
    (verb) suffer a nervous breakdown
    Synonyms : collapse , crack , crack up , crock up
    Definition
    (verb) take apart into its constituent pieces Definition
    (verb) destroy the completeness of a set of related items
    Synonyms : break
    Example Sentence
    • The book dealer would not break the set
    Definition
    (verb) set or keep apart
    Synonyms : sever
    Example Sentence
    • sever a relationship
    Definition
    (verb) attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
    Synonyms : pick
    Example Sentence
    • Pick open the ice
    Definition
    (verb) release ice
    Synonyms : calve
    Example Sentence
    • The icebergs and glaciers calve
    Definition
    (verb) close at the end of a session
    Synonyms : adjourn , recess
    Example Sentence
    • The court adjourned
    Definition
    (verb) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
    Synonyms : dissolve
    Example Sentence
    • The decree officially dissolved the marriage
    • the judge dissolved the tobacco company
    Definition
    (verb) come to an end
    Synonyms : dissolve
    Example Sentence
    • Their marriage dissolved
    • The tobacco monopoly broke up
    Definition
    (verb) break or cause to break into pieces
    Example Sentence
    • The plate fragmented
    Definition
    (verb) cause to separate
    Synonyms : disperse , scatter
    Example Sentence
    • break up kidney stones
    • disperse particles
    Definition
    (verb) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    Synonyms : break down , decompose
    Definition
    (verb) laugh unrestrainedly
    Synonyms : crack up
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