break up

Definitions

  • He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
    He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v break up laugh unrestrainedly
    • v break up separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    • v break up cause to separate "break up kidney stones","disperse particles"
    • v break up break or cause to break into pieces "The plate fragmented"
    • v break up come to an end "Their marriage dissolved","The tobacco monopoly broke up"
    • v break 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"
    • v break up close at the end of a session "The court adjourned"
    • v break up cause to go into a solution "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    • v break up make a break in "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
    • v break up release ice "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
    • v break up attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example "Pick open the ice"
    • v break up set or keep apart "sever a relationship"
    • v break up break violently or noisily; smash;
    • v break up destroy the completeness of a set of related items "The book dealer would not break the set"
    • v break up take apart into its constituent pieces
    • v break up suffer a nervous breakdown
    • v break up come apart "the group broke up"
    • v break up to cause to separate and go in different directions "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
    • v break up 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"
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.”
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    “Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.”
  • Byron Nelson
    Byron Nelson
    “One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing.”
  • Hector Hugh Munro
    Hector%20Hugh%20Munro
    “Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [Matthew 6:20]”

Usage

In literature:

It also accelerated the break-up of the manorial system.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
You'll have time to reach Rigolet, however, before the break-up if you push on.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
It is the how and the where and the when we shall meet again that break up the fountains of our hearts.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Toward nine o'clock the deck party began to break up.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
And there is no authority on earth which can break up this junto, short of a general convention.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The break-up sets in, usually, early in June.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
They called it a general break-up.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
A spirit of conciliation, fair play, and compromise saved the convention from breaking up.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Forrester got over with a fall; but they were preparing to break up the fox, when he came up first of the second flight.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
Unfortunately it is in combination with silica, which is harder to break up than a trust.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
It is generally past midnight when the party breaks up and the family retires.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
But to break up human nature into factors is something that we can do, or try to do, in thought only.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
Njal fared to meet Gunnar and bade him not to break up his company.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Sir William Johnson has ordered his litter, and the company is breaking up.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
I didn't break up no deal, because there wasn't no deal to bust up, Mawruss.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
He ordered his men ashore to break up the barricade.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
Now the meeting breaks up and we move down into the crowd.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
The germ would be quiet, but the solar light and heat disturb its dreams, break up its atomic equilibrium.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
I left her leanin' up against the wall, right near the open transom, and makes a break for McCallum.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
They expended their last bomb-robot, the restaurant server, to break up another pirate resistance point.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

But now we have a President,
And if I was a man
I'd vote for him for breaking up
The wicked Ku-Klux Klan.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
For she was rich, and gave up all
To break the iron bands
Of those who waited in her hall,
And labored in her lands.
"The Good Part That Shall Not Be Taken Away" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some men break your heart in two,
Some men fawn and flatter,
Some men never look at you;
And that cleans up the matter.
"Experience" by Dorothy Parker
The falcons break their dandies
And leave the printed lazurite,
And up from indumentum glances
The silver saker of dearth.
"Falcons" by Raymond Queneau
All up in the moody sky
(A shifting threat o'er head!)
They were breaking the snow and bidding it go
Cover the beautiful dead.
"Armenian Folk-Song--The Stork" by Eugene Field
These marriage ties, the Court believes,
Have grown so lax, corrupt,
It should and does by fit decrees,
Break all the nuptials up.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Police used water cannons, tear gas and smoke bombs on Nov 29 to break up an 11-day occupation of the Letpadaung mine project, a joint venture between a military-controlled holding company and a Chinese mining company.
Both governing boards of Rutgers University on Monday approved a plan to overhaul the structure of three of the state's largest public universities by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers announced.
Arctic ice cap continues breaking up into ice chunks.
With a Starbucks around the corner from a coffee cart in Chelsea, breaking up was hard to do.
Citigroup's Ex-CEO Says Big Banks Should Break Up.
Vietnam breaks up anti-China protest.
Well, Jimmy made a video about breaking up with her.
That was until their break-up last week.
The Bachelorette 's Emily and Jef break up.
Police in Bangladesh have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up opposition activists attempting to enforce a road block across the country.
Just hours after breaking up on what was the most positive day of the NHL lockout, owners and players are back at the bargaining table to try to get closer to a deal to rescue the hockey season.
East Village fitness guru beds clients then breaks up on Facebook: lawsuit.
Right after the break up, he spitefully got the 'Jennifer' tattoo on his wrist covered up.
She was just trying to break up a fight at a party, and now she's dead.
The band insists that they are not breaking up, but taking time apart to focus on personal and side projects.
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In science:

This may reflect the fact that breaking up of ob jects follows less constraints than its reverse process.
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
This break-up length scale Lb scales exponentially with the squared random field, exp(A/∆2 ).
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
Above the break-up length scale the domains have a complex structure that is briefly discussed.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
Hence we define a simpler measure for the break up of FM order: the probability of finding a purely ferromagnetic system, PF M (L, ∆), i.e., for a fixed random field strength and system size we calculate the probability over several realizations that magnetization |m| = 1 .
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
To confirm further that the origin for the break-up is a large domain, one can extend the argument to small domains.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
When a system size is well above the break-up length scale the Imry-Ma argument is no longer applicable to the structure.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
In addition to the correct control parameter also the break-up length scale, has to be considered, too.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
This can be compared with Eq. (7), where the break-up external field was derived.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
The red sites, or links and nodes, are such that removing any single one breaks up the spanning cluster.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
We have shown that the break-up of the ferromagnetism, when the system size increases, can be understood with extreme statistics.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
Above the break-up length scale we have studied the magnetization and susceptibility with respect to a constant external field.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
A red cluster results from the energy minimization by flipping a whole cluster although only a single spin has been forced to be flipped, and breaks up the spanning character of a percolating cluster.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
It means that energy transfer of O(E ) is needed to break up J/ψ by hitting with a gluon.
Final-state interaction and s-quark helicity conservation in B -> J/psi K*
In the usual case the equation will be simply transformed to a ∗ b ± a ∗ c. • The second case is connected with the break-up of extra minus signs, i.e. a piece of equation looks like a ± (−b).
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
A hadron-nucleus interaction which produces only one mimimum ionizing particle and no heavily ionizing tracks or other signs of nuclear break up is usually called “white star kink” (WSK).
MC generators in CHORUS
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