- v. intransitive To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic To end a relationship.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic To dissolve; to part.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic Of a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.
- v. transitive To break or separate into pieces.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.
“Andre Green and Eric Lee volunteered to go down and break up the fight.”
“Fortune willed, however, that the hurried approach of Mrs. Fisher, as whose aide-de-camp Van Alstyne was acting, should break up the group before Selden reached the threshold of the room.”
“But be forewarned: Busy details may add years to your look unless you make a conscious effort to either break up more ornate twinsets or add youth to your choice of bottom—for example, sexy dark jeans or stretch satin pants.”
“When shed break up with himwhich she did frequently due to his lying, cheating waysshed try to date other guys, but theyd soon get scared away, and shed end up back with Malcolm.”
“The ice was beginning to break up on the streams of the Anatolian plateau when the Macedonans at last arrived at Celaenae midway on the march to Gordium.”
“Unfortunately, my parents have made me break up with him because my mother accidentally-on-purpose overheard me telling a friend on the phone about how F. and I had rented a hotel room on prom night a few weeks earlier.”
“There are still those who want to break up the Union, but Gornt Blakeman was the loudest voice among them.”
“Kissinger seized on isolated intelligence, believed by few others, and concluded that Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi despised by Nixon was determined to attack and break up West Pakistan.”
“We had heard of RATs being sent in to break up demonstrations, we had heard they were wickedly effective killing machines.”
“Mr. President, I know what you want, I just dont see how its going to happen, Haass argued, noting that to guarantee Saddams ouster would go beyond the administrations domestic and international writ, break up the international coalition Bush had so painstakingly assembled, and require an indefinite occupation of Iraq.”
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