— phrasal verb with break uk /breɪk/ us /breɪk/ verb broke, broken
Jenny and George have broken up.
- I was consoling Liz on having broken up with her boyfriend.
- Their marriage broke up as a result of long separations.
- She had a string of lovers before her marriage finally broke up.
- He got into serious debt after his marriage broke up.
- She met her second husband not long after her first marriage broke up.