[verb] to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
Synonyms: disperse, dissipate, dispel, scatter
[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
[verb] come apart; "the group broke up"
[verb] break violently or noisily; smash;
Synonyms: crash, break apart
[verb] make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
Synonyms: interrupt, disrupt, cut off
[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
[verb] suffer a nervous breakdown
Synonyms: crack up, crack, crock up, collapse
[verb] take apart into its constituent pieces
Synonyms: disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break apart
[verb] destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
[verb] set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
[verb] attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
[verb] release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
[verb] close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
Synonyms: adjourn, recess
[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"
[verb] come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
[verb] break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
Synonyms: fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
[verb] cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
Synonyms: disperse, scatter
[verb] separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
Synonyms: decompose, break down
[verb] laugh unrestrainedly
Synonyms: crack up
give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate
disunify, break apart
disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint
divorce, split up
secede, splinter, break away
break, break away
cut, cut off
pause, intermit, break
chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in, break in
burst in on, burst upon
interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject
stop, stop over
take off, take time off
melt, run, melt down
grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute