1. [verb] to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
    Synonyms: disperse, dissipate, dispel, scatter

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: separate, part, split up, split, break

  3. [verb] come apart; "the group broke up"

  4. [verb] break violently or noisily; smash;
    Synonyms: crash, break apart

  5. [verb] make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    Synonyms: interrupt, disrupt, cut off

  6. [verb] cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    Synonyms: dissolve, resolve

  7. [verb] suffer a nervous breakdown
    Synonyms: crack up, crack, crock up, collapse

  8. [verb] take apart into its constituent pieces
    Synonyms: disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break apart

  9. [verb] destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
    Synonyms: break

  10. [verb] set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
    Synonyms: sever

  11. [verb] attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
    Synonyms: pick

  12. [verb] release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
    Synonyms: calve

  13. [verb] close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
    Synonyms: adjourn, recess

  14. [verb] bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
    Synonyms: dissolve

  15. [verb] come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
    Synonyms: dissolve

  16. [verb] break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
    Synonyms: fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

  17. [verb] cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
    Synonyms: disperse, scatter

  18. [verb] separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    Synonyms: decompose, break down

  19. [verb] laugh unrestrainedly
    Synonyms: crack up


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