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break-up

noun uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.ʌp/

break-up noun (DIVISION)

[S] a gradual division into smaller pieces: It was feared that the break-up of the oil tanker would result in further pollution.

break-up noun (END)

[C] 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.
Translations of “break-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分開, 分解, 解體…
in Russian разрыв (отношений), распад…
in Turkish ayrılma, dağılma, ilişkiyi bitirme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分开, 分解, 解体…
in Polish rozpad, podział…
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