Break

They've broken ___ their engagement.


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Tdol

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What's the difference between this and 'broken\split up'? ;-)
 

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tdol said:
What's the difference between this and 'broken\split up'? ;-)

I think the difference is transitive/intransitive. Broken off takes an object, while split up does not.

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Tdol

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I'd agree- you 'break off' something- an engagement, and use the others when you're just talking about the people. ;-)
 
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