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English definition of “break up”

break up

(STOP BEING HEARD) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
If someone who is talking on a mobile phone is breaking up, their voice can no longer be heard clearly.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of break up (STOP BEING HEARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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