Definition of break-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbreɪk ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪk ʌp//
    Separation, Romance
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular, uncountable] the ending of a relationship or an association a marital break-up the break-up of their marriage Family break-up increases the risk of childhood depression. See related entries: Separation, Romance
  2. 2[countable] the division of a large organization or country into smaller parts the break-up of the company

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