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English definition of “break up”

break up

verb uk phrasal verb with break   /breɪk/ (broke, broken) us  

(END RELATIONSHIP)

B1 If a marriage breaks up or two people in a romantic relationship break up, their marriage or their relationship ends: Jenny and George have broken up. She's just broken up with her boyfriend.

(STOP CLASSES)

B1 UK When schools and colleges, or the teachers and students who go to them break up, their classes stop and the for holidays: We broke up for the holidays in June.

(STOP BEING HEARD)

If someone who is talking on a mobile phone is breaking up, their voice can no longer be heard clearly.
(Definition of break up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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