from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of breaking up, as a division, dispersal, or disintegration.
- n. The discontinuance of a relationship, as a marriage or a friendship.
- n. The cracking and shifting of ice in rivers or harbors during the spring.
- n. A loss of control or composure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of breaking up; disintegration or division
- n. The termination of a romantic or sexual relationship
- n. A loss of emotional control; a breakdown
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disruption; coming apart; a separation and dispersion of the parts or members.
- n. the termination of a relationship; a break-up of the government; the break-up of a marriage; the break-up of a business partnership; the break-up of a comedy team.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disruption; a dissolution of connection; a separation of a mass into parts; a disintegration; a disbandment.
- Pertaining to or in celebration of the breaking up or termination of any society, association, meeting, or the like: as, a break-up party or ceremony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. laugh unrestrainedly
- v. cause to go into a solution
- v. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
- v. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
- v. suffer a nervous breakdown
- v. release ice
- v. set or keep apart
- v. make a break in
- v. destroy the completeness of a set of related items
- v. take apart into its constituent pieces
- v. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
- v. break or cause to break into pieces
- v. close at the end of a session
- v. to cause to separate and go in different directions
- v. come apart
- v. come to an end
- v. break violently or noisily; smash
- v. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
- v. cause to separate
- n. coming apart
- n. the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
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