Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun break_up

2 senses of breakup

Sense 1
dissolution, breakup -- (the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations))
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Sense 2
separation, breakup, detachment -- (coming apart)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_up

19 senses of break up

Sense 1
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 2
separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up")

Sense 3
break up -- (come apart; "the group broke up")
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 4
crash, break up, break apart -- (break violently or noisily; smash;)
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Sense 5
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")
       => break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")

Sense 6
dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 7
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse -- (suffer a nervous breakdown)
       => suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

Sense 8
disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart -- (take apart into its constituent pieces)
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

Sense 9
break, break up -- (destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 10
sever, break up -- (set or keep apart; "sever a relationship")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

Sense 11
pick, break up -- (attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice")
       => pierce -- (cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest")

Sense 12
calve, break up -- (release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

Sense 13
adjourn, recess, break up -- (close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned")
       => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 14
dissolve, break up -- (bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 15
dissolve, break up -- (come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 16
break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

Sense 17
break up, disperse, scatter -- (cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 18
decompose, break up, break down -- (separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts)
       => separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")

Sense 19
break up, crack up -- (laugh unrestrainedly)
       => laugh, express joy, express mirth -- (produce laughter)

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