Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BREAK UP

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  laugh unrestrainedly
  2. [v]  separate into constituent elements or parts, as of chemical substances
  3. [v]  cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
  4. [v]  break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"; "I don't want to break up the group"
  5. [v]  terminate (legally); "Their marriage dissolved"
  6. [v]  close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
  7. [v]  cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
  8. [v]  make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
  9. [v]  release ice; of icebergs or glaciers
  10. [v]  take apart into its constituent pieces
  11. [v]  attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
  12. [v]  set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
  13. [v]  break violently or noisily; smash;
  14. [v]  destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
  15. [v]  suffer a nervous breakdown
  16. [v]  come apart
  17. [v]  to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example; "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."
  18. [v]  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
 Synonyms: adjourn, break, break, break apart, break apart, break down, calve, collapse, crack, crack up, crack up, crash, crock up, cut off, decompose, disassemble, dismantle, dispel, disperse, disperse, disrupt, dissipate, dissolve, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, interrupt, part, pick, recess, resolve, scatter, scatter, separate, sever, split, split up, take apart
 Antonyms: assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
 See Also: alter, atomise, atomize, backscatter, barge in, block, bray, break, break, break apart, break away, break in, break off, break with, brecciate, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, cease, change, change integrity, chime in, chisel in, chop, come apart, come in, comminute, crack, crumb, crunch, crush, cut, cut, cut in, destroy, destruct, disassociate, disband, discontinue, disintegrate, disjoint, dissociate, dissociate, dissolve, disunify, disunite, disunite, divide, divide, divorce, end, express joy, express mirth, fall apart, finish, get, grate, grind, hack, harass, have, heckle, inject, interject, intermit, interpose, jam, laugh, mash, melt, melt down, part, part, pause, pierce, pound, punctuate, put away, put in, rag, run, secede, separate, separate, separate, sliver, splinter, splinter, split, split up, stop, stop, stop over, suffer, sunder, sustain, take off, take time off, terminate, throw in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Break"-up`\, n.
Disruption; a separation and dispersion of the parts or
members; as, a break-up of an assembly or dinner party; a
break-up of the government.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you break up with your significant other indicates that there is something in your life that you need to let go no matter how hard it may be. Dreaming that you did not break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, suggests that you are still in denial about the break-up. Your mind many not have accepted the notion that the relationship is over.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, recreate, re-create, 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