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English definition of “break up (something)”

break up (something)

verb phrasal verb with break  /breɪk/ us  

(DIVIDE)

to divide something into smaller pieces or separate parts: The company has been totally broken up. The ship broke up on the reef. We’re breaking up our trip by stopping for a few days in Singapore.
(Definition of break up (something) phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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