Break up

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Definition

to break up (with someone): to end a relationship (with someone)
verb
After Susan broke up with her husband, she sold the family home and bought a Porsche. For her, the divorce was a great idea.

This is an irregular verb:
I break up / I broke up / I have broken up

a (messy) break-up: a (difficult) separation, the (complicated) end of a relationship
noun

Examples

  • "After I gave it to him he broke up with me and called off the engagement!"
  • "That's why I'm breaking up with you by e-mail."
  • "It's a type of software that allows you to do things on your E-Phone, like change your voice, break up with your girlfriend, watch virtual fish swimming."
  • "
    Your e-mail reminded me of the time I broke up with my only ex-girlfriend.
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