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"split up" in British English

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split up

informal
phrasal verb with split uk   us   /splɪt/ verb (present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split)
B1 If two ​peoplesplit up, they end ​theirrelationship or ​marriage: She ​split up with her ​boyfriend last ​week.
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split-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈsplɪt.ʌp/ informal
an ​occasion when two ​people end ​theirrelationship
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(Definition of split up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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split up

phrasal verb with split  us   /splɪt/ verb [I/T] (present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split)
to end a ​marriage or ​relationship
(Definition of split up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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