- To cause to separate and go in different directions.
- usage: "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
- Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways.
- usage: "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
- Come apart.
- usage: "the group broke up"
- Break violently or noisily; smash;.
- Make a break in.
- usage: "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
- Cause to go into a solution.
- usage: "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
- Suffer a nervous breakdown.
- Take apart into its constituent pieces.
- Destroy the completeness of a set of related items.
- usage: "The book dealer would not break the set"
- synonyms: break
- Set or keep apart.
- usage: "sever a relationship"
- synonyms: sever
- Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example.
- usage: "Pick open the ice"
- synonyms: pick
- Release ice.
- usage: "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
- synonyms: calve
- Close at the end of a session.
- usage: "The court adjourned"
- Bring the association of to an end or cause to break up.
- usage: "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
- synonyms: dissolve
- Come to an end.
- usage: "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
- synonyms: dissolve
- Break or cause to break into pieces.
- usage: "The plate fragmented"
- Cause to separate.
- usage: "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
- Separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts.
- Laugh unrestrainedly.
- synonyms: crack up
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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