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English definition of “break someone up”

break someone up

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verb phrasal verb with break  /breɪk/ us  

(MAKE LAUGH)

to cause someone to laugh a lot: That show really broke me up.
(Definition of break someone up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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