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 break up

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 break up

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 break up
      v 1: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
           waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: disperse,
            dissipate, dispel, 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" [syn: separate, part, split up, split,
      3: come apart; "the group broke up"
      4: break violently or noisily; smash; [syn: crash, break
      5: make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following
         messages" [syn: interrupt, disrupt, 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" [syn: dissolve,
      7: suffer a nervous breakdown [syn: crack up, crack, crock
         up, collapse]
      8: take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: disassemble,
         dismantle, take apart, break apart] [ant: assemble]
      9: destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The
         book dealer would not break the set" [syn: break]
      10: set or keep apart; "sever a relationship" [syn: sever]
      11: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground,
          for example; "Pick open the ice" [syn: pick]
      12: release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve" [syn: calve]
      13: close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned" [syn: adjourn,
      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" [syn: dissolve]
      15: come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco
          monopoly broke up" [syn: dissolve]
      16: break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
          [syn: fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise]
      17: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse
          particles" [syn: disperse, scatter]
      18: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
          [syn: decompose, break down]
      19: laugh unrestrainedly [syn: crack up]