Phrasal Verb: Break up

Break up

Meaning: Break into many pieces

Example: The plate BROKE UP when he dropped it on the floor.

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Break up

Meaning: Close an educational institution for the holidays

Example: Schools BREAK UP at the end of June for the summer holidays.

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Break up

Meaning: Finish a relationship

Example: They had been going out for a couple of years before they BROKE UP.

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Break up

Meaning: Become inaudible over the telephone because of interference

Example: You're BREAKING UP; I'll call you back in a minute and see if we get a better connection.

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