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English definition of “break up (something)”

break up (something)

verb phrasal verb with break  /breɪk/ us  

(END RELATIONSHIP)

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) phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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