split up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v split up become separated into pieces or fragments "The figurine broke","The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
    • v split 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"
    • v split up separate into parts or portions "divide the cake into three equal parts","The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
    • v split up get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage "The couple divorced after only 6 months"
    • n split up an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity "they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
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Quotations

  • Stephane Mallarme
    Stephane Mallarme
    “The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.”

Usage

In literature:

They split up and mingled among the others.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
The House was split up into factions: he himself had no one to talk to except Ferguson and Sandham.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
They stared at her as they might have done had the heavens opened and an angel come down, or the earth split and a devil sprung up.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
There ain't many things about me 't I can sew up as I would n't split for a quarter any day.
"Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs" by Anne Warner
They've been split as if a great force came up from underneath and burst them open.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
As they surged up and down the steep room benches were split.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
One thing and another went on and Charlie and me we split up right there.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
In 642 Oswald was killed in battle, and Deira and Bernicia were again split up into two kingdoms.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
A man come up to our wagon and say he'd split the difference.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Article upon article and pamphlet upon pamphlet were written anent the splitting-up of our navy!
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
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In poetry:

Now love, or leave, my dear; retreat, or follow;
I Daphne (this premised) take thee Apollo;
And may I split into ten thousand trees
If I give up on other terms than these.
"Daphne to Apollo. Imitated From The First Book Of Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Matthew Prior
Clobber? Me trosso, 'ead to foot, wus noo -
Got up regardless, fer this interview.
Stiff shirt, a Yankee soot split up the back,
A tie wiv yeller spots an' stripes o' blue.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
Loam-humps, he says, moles shunt
up from delved worm-haunt;
blue fur, moles have; hefting chalk-hulled flint
he with rock splits open
knobbed quartz; flayed colors ripen
rich, brown, sudden in sunlight.
"Ode For Ted" by Sylvia Plath
But--I missed him--w'y of course I did!--The Fall and Winter through
I never built the kitchen-fire, er split a stick in two,
Er fed the stock, er butchered, er swung up a gambrel-pin,
But what I thought o' John, and wished that he was home agin.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Why Did Those Ultra Trail Runners near San Diego Choose to Split Up .
He and I had split up two years before because of his violent ways.
People magazine is reporting that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has split up with girlfriend Jessica Simpson.
According to Bloomberg, the break up proposal under consideration would have split ST between its analog and digital businesses.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split up last November, shortly after his penis tripped and fell into another woman.
Special teams responsibilities being split up.
But after the school split into two 5A squads, the task at hand for the new Goddard Eisenhower is to grow the program from the ground up.
Now, the band has issued a statement confirming that they are, indeed, splitting up.
HP May Have To Split Up.
Ryan Reynolds wed Gossip Girl star Blake Lively over the weekend, just two years after splitting up from first wife Scarlett Johansson.
She and her husband of 19 years, "Tim," split up last fall – it was a shock to her and to all of us when he moved out.
United Bank of Kansas, a $114 million bank based in Lenexa, is being split up.
'Truly Ironic ': Sandy Weill Says Big Banks Should Be Split Up.
"We split our lineup up," Eames said.
Kraft 's profit up after split.
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In science:

So far we have used topological ideas to split up the configuration space into disconnected sectors.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
In (b), the curves for L = 3 and L = 5 for r = 3/4 essentially coincide at the right side of the plot, whereas they split up to the left, with L = 3 as the upper curve there.
Random maps and attractors in random Boolean networks
If S is not isomorphic to H (m, n), K (m, n), E (1, 6), or S (1, 2), then the split F-form S F is, up to isomorphism, the unique F-form of S .
Automorphisms and forms of simple infinite-dimensional linearly compact Lie superalgebras
According to Waldhausen [Wa] there is only one such Heegaard splitting of ¶J2 up to homeomorphism, obtained as follows: Regard J2 as the product of the interval with a genus r2 3-dimensional handlebody H .
Generalized Property R and the Schoenflies Conjecture
So the absolute, simple N (X ) of preferential structures splits up into many, by default independent, normalities, N (X, φ) for φ−normal etc.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
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