breakup vs break up : Common Errors in English

About breakup vs break up

A breakup is what happens when two people break up. The one-word form is the result, whereas the two-word form is the action that leads to it.

breakup Meaning(s)

  • (n) the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
  • (n) coming apart

break up Meaning(s)

  • (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions
  • (v) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • (v) come apart
  • (v) break violently or noisily; smash
  • (v) make a break in
  • (v) cause to go into a solution
  • (v) suffer a nervous breakdown
  • (v) take apart into its constituent pieces
  • (v) destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  • (v) set or keep apart
  • (v) attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
  • (v) release ice
  • (v) close at the end of a session
  • (v) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
  • (v) come to an end
  • (v) break or cause to break into pieces
  • (v) cause to separate
  • (v) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
  • (v) laugh unrestrainedly

breakup in News

  1. Video: Los Angeles Film Fest 2013: 'Pollywogs' goes off the cuff

    A bad breakup can leave a person feeling pretty empty. And occasionally, as in the dramatic comedy "Pollywogs," premiering Friday at the Los Angeles Film Festival, it can leave a person's apartment equally barren.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. RHJI Wins Support from Largest Shareholder Against Breakup

    RHJI Wins Support from Largest Shareholder Against Breakup
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. Ice breakup forces scientists to flee polar research station

    MURMANSK, Russia, June 10 (UPI) -- Sixteen scientists were being evacuated Monday from a Russian research station threatened by breakup of the ice floe on which it is located, a spokesman said.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: UPI

break up in News

  1. Woman Accused Of Assaulting Officer Trying To Break Up Fight

    A woman was charged with assaulting an officer while he trying to break up a fight overnight.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: News Channel 5 Nashville

  2. Blackhawks tweak lines, break up Kane, Toews

    Blackhawks tweak lines, break up Kane, Toews
    on June 11, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  3. Mexico's Carlos Slim Says Sweeping Mexican Telecom Law Won't Hurt America Movil's Profits

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says a new Mexican telecoms law --a law that seeks to break up monopolies-  won't hurt his large telecom holding. Slim, the world?s second richest man and controlling shareholder of Latin American cellphone empire America Movil, told CNBC in an interview that he does not expect the reform will hit the company?s profits. (Slim was the world's richest man as of the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Forbes

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