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English definition of “break up (something)”

break up (something)

(END RELATIONSHIP) phrasal verb with break    /breɪk/ verb
to end or cause something to end, esp . a personal or business relationship : The meeting didn’t break up until about two a.m. Regional phone companies were created when the government broke up the nationwide monopoly .
(Definition of break up (something) (END RELATIONSHIP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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