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Definition 1: laugh unrestrainedly - [verb of body]

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) produce laughter

Definition 2: break or cause to break into pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plate fragmented

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(... is a kind of break up ) break up into small particles

"the fine powder had been atomized by air"

(... is a kind of break up ) break into small pieces

"The car crushed the toy"

(... is a kind of break up ) break into breccia

"brecciate rock"

(... is a kind of break up ) break into crumbs

(... is a kind of break up ) break into lumps before sorting

"rag ore"

(... is a kind of break up ) break up into splinters or slivers

"The wood splintered"

(... is a kind of break up ) break apart or in two, using violence

(... is a kind of break up ) break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle

"pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"

(... is a kind of break up ) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

"grind the spices in a mortar" "mash the garlic"

(... is a kind of break up ) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

"grate one's teeth in anger"

Definition 3: come to an end - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their marriage dissolved
  • The tobacco monopoly broke up

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 4: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts - [verb of change]

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

(... is a kind of break up ) soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture

(... is a kind of break up ) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms

"acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"

(... is a kind of break up ) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

(break up belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 5: cause to go into a solution - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of break up ) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

"melt butter" "melt down gold" "The wax melted in the sun"

(... is a kind of break up ) dissolve by breaking down the fat of

"soap cuts grease"

(break up causes ...) pass into a solution

"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"

Definition 6: cause to separate - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • break up kidney stones
  • disperse particles

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of break up ) scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes

Definition 7: close at the end of a session - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The court adjourned

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

Definition 8: bring the association of to an end or cause to break up - [verb of change]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The decree officially dissolved the marriage
  • the judge dissolved the tobacco company

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(break up has a similar meaning as ...) declare void

"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Definition 9: make a break in - [verb of communication]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(... is a kind of break up ) cease, stop

"cut the noise" "We had to cut short the conversation"

(... is a kind of break up ) interrupt a trip

"we stopped at Aunt Mary's house" "they stopped for three days in Florence"

(... is a kind of break up ) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

"Jam the Voice of America" "block the signals emitted by this station"

(... is a kind of break up ) to insert between other elements

"She interjected clever remarks"

(... is a kind of break up ) challenge aggressively

(... is a kind of break up ) spring suddenly

"He burst upon our conversation"

(... is a kind of break up ) break into a conversation

"her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

(... is a kind of break up ) cease an action temporarily

"We pause for station identification" "let's break for lunch"

(... is a kind of break up ) turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily

"it's time for you to put away childish things"

(... is a kind of break up ) interrupt the flow of current in

"break a circuit"

(... is a kind of break up ) interrupt periodically

"Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"

(... is a kind of break up ) take time off from work; stop working temporarily

Definition 10: set or keep apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sever a relationship

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(break up has a similar meaning as ...) cut off from a whole

"His head was severed from his body" "The soul discerped from the body"

Definition 11: break violently or noisily; smash - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

(break up has a similar meaning as ...) cause to crash

"The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace" "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

Definition 12: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example - [verb of contact]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pick open the ice

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) cut or make a way through

"the knife cut through the flesh" "The path pierced the jungle" "Light pierced through the forest"

(break up implies ...) cut with a hacking tool

Definition 13: release ice - [verb of contact]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The icebergs and glaciers calve

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 14: destroy the completeness of a set of related items - [verb of contact]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The book dealer would not break the set

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(break up has a similar meaning as ...) exchange for smaller units of money

"I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

Definition 15: take apart into its constituent pieces - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

(... is a kind of break up ) disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set

"after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"

Definition 16: suffer a nervous breakdown - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

Definition 17: come apart - [verb of motion]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the group broke up

(break up is a kind of ...) go one's own way; move apart

"The friends separated after the party"

(... is a kind of break up ) stop functioning or cohering as a unit

"The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"

Definition 18: to cause to separate and go in different directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(break up is a kind of ...) make a division or separation

(... is a kind of break up ) cause to break up or cease to function

"the principal disbanded the political student organization"

Samples where break up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The business partners broke over a tax question
  • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
  • My friend and I split up

Synonyms for break up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of break up ) terminate a relationship abruptly

"Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman"

(... is a kind of break up ) break up or separate

"The country is disunifying" "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"

(... is a kind of break up ) part; cease or break association with

"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

(... is a kind of break up ) end a relationship

"China broke with Russia"

(... is a kind of break up ) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

"The couple divorced after only 6 months"

(... is a kind of break up ) withdraw from an organization or communion

"After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

(... is a kind of break up ) interrupt a continued activity

"She had broken with the traditional patterns"

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