break up

break up
Synonyms and related words:
ablate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, amuse, analyze, anatomize, assay, atomize, be in stitches, beguile, better, bite the dust, break, break down, break into pieces, break open, break to pieces, burst, burst into laughter, burst out, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, cachinnate, cackle, canker, change, chortle, chuckle, come apart, come to dust, come unstuck, consume, convert, convulse, corrode, corrupt, crack, crack up, crash, crow, crumble, crumble into dust, crumble to dust, crunch, crush, cut to pieces, deactivate, debrief, decay, decompose, deform, delight, demob, demobilize, demolish, denature, detach, differ, differentiate, diffuse, disband, discharge, disintegrate, disjoin, disjoint, dismiss, disorganize, dispel, disperse, disrupt, dissect, dissent, dissever, dissolve, disunify, disunite, divaricate, diverge, diversify, divert, divide, effloresce, enliven, entertain, erode, exhilarate, fall, fall into decay, fall to dust, fall to pieces, fester, fission, fissure, fit, fracture, fracture one, fragment, gangrene, giggle, give away, give way, go bad, go into convulsions, go separate ways, go to pieces, grain, granulate, grind, guffaw, ha-ha, hee-haw, hee-hee, ho-ho, horselaugh, improve, kill, knock dead, laugh, laugh it up, laugh outright, let go, loosen up, make mincemeat of, meliorate, mildew, mince, mitigate, modify, modulate, mold, molder, mortify, muster out, mutate, nearly die laughing, necrose, overthrow, part, part company, powder, pulverize, putrefy, putresce, qualify, raise a laugh, raise a smile, rankle, re-create, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, recreate, redesign, reduce, reduce to elements, refit, reform, refresh, regale, relax, release, relieve, remake, renew, reshape, resolve, restructure, revamp, revive, ring the changes, roar, roar with laughter, rot, rupture, scatter, segment, separate, shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shatter, shift the scene, shiver, shout, shriek, shuffle the cards, slay, smash, smash up, snap, snicker, snigger, snort, solace, sphacelate, splinter, split, split up, split with laughter, spoil, spring a leak, squash, squish, start, subdivide, subvert, sunder, suppurate, tee-hee, tickle, titillate, titter, topple, tumble, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, variate, variegate, vary, waste away, wear away, work a change, worsen, wow, yuk-yuk

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  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. i. 1. To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder. [1913 Webster] 2. To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …   English World dictionary

  • break — / brāk/ vb broke / brōk/, bro·ken, / brō kən/, break·ing, / brā kiŋ/ vt 1 a: violate transgress break the law …   Law dictionary

  • break — [n1] fissure, opening breach, cleft, crack, discontinuity, disjunction, division, fracture, gap, gash, hole, rent, rift, rupture, schism, split, tear; concepts 230,757 Ant. association, attachment, binding, combination, fastening, juncture break… …   New thesaurus

  • Break — (br[=a]k), n. [See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Breach}, {Brack} a crack.] 1. An opening made by fracture or disruption. [1913 Webster] 2. An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break-up — break ups also breakup 1) N COUNT: usu N of n, n N The break up of a marriage, relationship, or association is the act of it finishing or coming to an end because the people involved decide that it is not working successfully. Since the break up… …   English dictionary

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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