- It can break up a bad traffic snarl .
- Police were called in to break up the meeting .
- The hooligans broke up amidst loud shouts and screams .
- A city road must be broken up by jackhammers .
- They decided to break up the partnership .
- laugh unrestrainedly
- separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
同义词：decompose, break down
- cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
- break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
同义词：fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
- come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
- bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
- close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
- cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
- make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
同义词：interrupt, disrupt, cut off
- release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
- attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
- set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"
- break violently or noisily; smash;
同义词：crash, break apart
- destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
- take apart into its constituent pieces
同义词：disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break apart
- suffer a nervous breakdown
同义词：crack up, crack, crock up, collapse
- come apart; "the group broke up"
- to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
同义词：disperse, dissipate, dispel, scatter
- 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"
同义词：separate, part, split up, split, break
A breakup is the termination of a usually intimate relationship by any means other than death.