Synonyms for break-up


1. dissolution, breakup, termination, ending, conclusion
usage: the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
2. separation, breakup, detachment, change, alteration, modification
usage: coming apart


1. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter, separate, divide
usage: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
2. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
usage: 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"
3. break up, separate, part, split
usage: come apart; "the group broke up"
4. crash, break up, break apart, disintegrate
usage: break violently or noisily; smash;
5. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off, break, break off, discontinue, stop
usage: make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
6. dissolve, resolve, break up, change integrity
usage: cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
7. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse, suffer, sustain, have, get
usage: suffer a nervous breakdown
8. disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart, destroy, destruct
usage: take apart into its constituent pieces
9. break, break up, change, alter, modify
usage: destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
10. sever, break up, separate, disunite, divide, part
usage: set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
11. pick, break up, pierce
usage: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
12. calve, break up, separate, divide, part
usage: release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
13. adjourn, recess, break up, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
usage: close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
14. dissolve, break up, end, terminate
usage: bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
15. dissolve, break up, end, terminate
usage: come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
16. break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
usage: break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
17. break up, disperse, scatter, change integrity
usage: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
18. decompose, break up, break down, separate
usage: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
19. break up, crack up, laugh, express joy, express mirth
usage: laugh unrestrainedly
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