noun \ˈbrāk-ˌəp\

: the end of a relationship, marriage, etc.

: the separation of something into smaller parts or pieces

Full Definition of BREAKUP

:  an act or instance of breaking up
:  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

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Rhymes with BREAKUP


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