Meaning of “break sth up” in the English Dictionary

"break (sth) up" in Business English

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break (sth) up

phrasal verb with break uk /breɪk/ us verb [ T ] broke, broken

to divide, or to divide something, into smaller parts:

The company has been broken up and sold off.

to end, or to end something:

Manufacturing ceased at the factory when the original partnership broke up.

(Definition of “break (sth) up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)