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1. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] terminate.

Synonyms

  • cut short
  • terminate
  • hold on
  • interrupt
  • break off
  • break short
  • suspend
  • stop
  • end

Antonyms

  • decentralise
  • clarify
  • focus
  • rejuvenate

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word break-up


1. Noun Phrase
Do not break up the text in the manner you think the editor should place your words.

2. Noun Phrase
Turn over the soil and break up dirt clumps.

Quotes containing the word break-up


1. One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up*the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.
*- Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


2. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] become separated into pieces or fragments.

Synonyms

  • ladder
  • come apart
  • fall apart
  • split
  • run
  • bust
  • smash
  • burst
  • crack
  • change integrity
  • puncture
  • split up
  • separate
  • break up
  • fragmentize
  • fragment
  • crush
  • break open
  • fragmentise

Antonyms

  • occidentalize
  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate
  • dry

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] render inoperable or ineffective.

Synonyms

  • fail
  • give out
  • damage
  • go bad
  • give way
  • conk out
  • break down
  • go

Antonyms

  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise
  • naturalize

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments.

Synonyms

  • fall apart
  • dash
  • break in
  • smash
  • split up
  • shatter
  • separate
  • fracture
  • come apart

Antonyms

  • demythologize
  • discharge
  • nationalise
  • desensitize

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] ruin completely.

Synonyms

  • fall apart
  • destroy
  • wear out
  • bust
  • wear
  • break down

Antonyms

  • let out
  • diversify
  • buy
  • sameness

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Synonyms

  • sin
  • goof
  • disrespect
  • go against
  • drop the ball
  • contravene
  • violate
  • infract
  • intrude
  • conflict
  • trespass
  • boob
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • blunder
  • breach
  • offend

Antonyms

  • respect
  • implode
  • lack
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] move away or escape suddenly.

Synonyms

  • escape
  • break out
  • break away
  • break loose

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. break

verb. ['ˈbreɪk'] prevent completion.

Synonyms

  • discontinue
  • bog
  • terminate
  • disrupt
  • bog down
  • interrupt
  • cut off
  • break off
  • end
  • fracture
  • stop

Antonyms

  • dehumanize
  • complicate
  • hydrogenate
  • unscramble

Etymology

  • breken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • brecan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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