break up Rate this phrase:(4.25 / 4 votes)
To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.

It broke up when it hit the ground.

Additional definitions for 'break up':

break upTo end a relationship.
break upTo dissolve; to part.
break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.
break upTo break or separate into pieces.
break upTo stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.
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