Definition of breakup
1 : an act or instance of breaking up
2 : the breaking, melting, and loosening of ice in the spring
Examples of breakup in a sentence
Money problems often lead to marital breakups.
She's just gone through a bad breakup with her boyfriend.
He began drinking heavily following the breakup of his marriage.
a couple heading for marital breakup
What caused the breakup of the Roman Empire?
the breakup of a monopoly
the breakup of an asteroid as it hits the Earth's atmosphere
First Known Use of breakup
BREAKUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of breakup for English Language Learners
: the end of a relationship, marriage, etc.
: the separation of something into smaller parts or pieces
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