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English Dictionary: break up by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
break up
v
  1. to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
    Synonym(s): disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
  3. come apart; "the group broke up"
  4. break violently or noisily; smash;
    Synonym(s): crash, break up, break apart
  5. make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    Synonym(s): interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
  6. cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    Synonym(s): dissolve, resolve, break up
  7. suffer a nervous breakdown
    Synonym(s): crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse
  8. take apart into its constituent pieces
    Synonym(s): disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart
    Antonym(s): assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
  9. destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
    Synonym(s): break, break up
  10. set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
    Synonym(s): sever, break up
  11. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
    Synonym(s): pick, break up
  12. release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
    Synonym(s): calve, break up
  13. close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
    Synonym(s): adjourn, recess, break up
  14. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
    Synonym(s): dissolve, break up
  15. come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
    Synonym(s): dissolve, break up
  16. break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
    Synonym(s): break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
  17. cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
    Synonym(s): break up, disperse, scatter
  18. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    Synonym(s): decompose, break up, break down
  19. laugh unrestrainedly
    Synonym(s): break up, crack up
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