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
Recent Examples of breakup from the Web
The latest album by Birmingham's Katie Crutchfield, released on Friday, explores the breakup of a relationship with unsparing honesty, thoughtful complexity and some truly rocking guitars.
The breakup of the USSR left Russia without a large scale military shipyard capable of cranking out aircraft carrier-sized ships.
Todorovic is from Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of seven European countries that grew out of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.
There are signs that others are working to get May to rethink her approach to the breakup.
Writing his records required getting personal and revisiting a tough breakup.
Hammond has emerged as the main cheerleader for a business-friendly Brexit after Prime Minister Theresa May’s poor election saved his place in her Cabinet and put her under pressure to rethink her approach to the breakup.
In just 24 career games (21 starts), Hicks has 135 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries, and 14 pass breakups.
The real question is what practical steps toward the breakup of Iraq will be taken, and how soon after the vote, which is scheduled for Sept. 25.
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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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