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English definition of “break (sth) up”

break (sth) up

phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
If an occasion when people meet breaks up or someone breaks it up, it ends and people start to leave: The meeting broke up at ten to three. I don't want to break up the party but I have to go now.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of break (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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