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breaks up

verb , present tense third-person singular of break up

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1 to cease to exist or cause to cease to exist as a group or organization
  • the band broke up when their arguments over money grew too stressful
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2 to come to an end
  • the meeting broke up when all the business for the day had been completed
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4 to yield to mental or emotional stress
  • the sort of person who would be among the first to break up in a prisoner of war camp
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6 to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly
  • break up the feta cheese and spread it over the salad
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7 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • if you break up during the skit, the audience will know that you're in on the joke
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