Break-up meaning

(intransitive, idiomatic) Of a school, to close for the holidays at the end of term.
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(intransitive, idiomatic) Of a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.

You're breaking up. Can you repeat that?

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To break or separate into pieces.

Break up the cheese and put it in the salad.

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(idiomatic) To stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.

The police came in to break up the disturbance.

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(intransitive, idiomatic, figuratively) Become disorganised.
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Alternative spelling of breakup.
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Alternative spelling of break up.
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(intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.

It broke up when it hit the ground.

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To end a relationship.

She broke up with her boyfriend last week.

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To dissolve; to part.

The meeting finally broke up after a three-hour discussion.

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