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Meaning of “break up” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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