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breakup

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noun break·up \ˈbrāk-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of breakup

  • : the end of a relationship, marriage, etc.

  • : the separation of something into smaller parts or pieces

Full Definition of breakup

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of breaking up

  2. 2 :  the breaking, melting, and loosening of ice in the spring

Examples of breakup

  1. Money problems often lead to marital breakups.

  2. She's just gone through a bad breakup with her boyfriend.

  3. He began drinking heavily following the breakup of his marriage.

  4. a couple heading for marital breakup

  5. What caused the breakup of the Roman Empire?

  6. the breakup of a monopoly

  7. the breakup of an asteroid as it hits the Earth's atmosphere



1794

First Known Use of breakup

1794

Rhymes with breakup



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