breakup breakup  /b ˈreɪ ˌkəp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
  2. (n) coming apart

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The breakup sucked, the more so because it was no one's fault.
  2. The ugly breakup between Viacom's Paramount Pictures and the studio's major moneymaker Tom Cruise sends a signal to prom kings everywhere: Get over yourselves!.
  3. Now for the unpleasant part: the breakup.

News

  1. Funny Breakup: 'Why I'm Dumping You' List Highlights Ex's Annoying Habits (PHOTO)

    After a breakup, it can be cathartic to list all the things you won't miss about your ex. But sending the list to him or her? That takes some nerve. Apparently, that's exactly what one guy did after dumping the lady in his life.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Check out a clip from the Zachary Quinto-produced comedy ‘Breakup at a Wedding’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    Pretty much everything which could go wrong at a wedding does so in the new movie Breakup at a Wedding
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly

  3. Sony Downplays Third Point's Breakup Pitch

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Change at Sony may take time, as the company tries to revive its competitiveness in the fast-moving electronics business. Sony continues to downplay a breakup proposal that activist hedge fund investor Dan Loeb of Third Point Capital has proposed for the struggling electronics and entertainment giant. At the company's annual shareholder meeting in Tokyo, Sony CEO Kazuo ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "I'd just been through a pretty painful breakup where there were kids involved, and I'd also been through breast cancer treatment," Crow, 48, tells Redbook magazine of adopting first son Wyatt in spring 2007. "After that, I felt an acute...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Sheryl Crow Source: Us Magazine

  2. "At the same time, I make an appeal to the Iraqi people, who for the past five years have borne the consequences of a war that provoked the breakup of their civil and social life," Benedict said.
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It just so happened that the timing was good for all the guys and there were different things going on in our lives that made it work," said Wahlberg, who recently split from wife Kim. "I mean, I'm going through a breakup of my marriage. I...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Donnie Wahlberg Source: Baltimore Sun

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