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English definition of “break up”

break up

phrasal verb with break
 
 
/breɪk/ verb (past tense broke, past participle broken)
PEOPLE B1 If people break up, they stop having a relationship or stop working together: He's just broken up with his girlfriend.Ending relationships and divorce
SCHOOL UK B1 When schools or colleges break up, the classes end and the holidays begin.University and college educationSchools in generalTourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsNot going to school
(Definition of break up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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