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English definition of “break-up”

break-up

noun [C] (END)    /ˈbreɪk.ʌp/
the coming to an end of a business or personal relationship, caused by the separation of those involved: Long separations had contributed to their marriage break-up. The break-up of the pop group came as no surprise.Ends and endingsEnding relationships and divorce
(Definition of break-up noun (END) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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