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1. The act or an instance of breaking up, as a division, dispersal, or disintegration.
2. The discontinuance of a relationship, as a marriage or a friendship.
3. The cracking and shifting of ice in rivers or harbors during the spring.
4. A loss of control or composure.



1. disintegration; disruption; dispersal.
2. the ending of a personal, esp. a romantic, relationship.
3. the melting and loosening of ice in rivers and harbors during the early spring.
4. an instance of being convulsed with laughter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breakup - the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)breakup - the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
splitsville - separation or breakup or divorce; "after 15 years together they are headed for splitsville"
invalidation, annulment - (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
2.breakup - coming apart
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
falling out, severance, rupture, rift, breach, break - a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
break - the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley"


n (romantic) ruptura, separación f
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University students who were high versus low on breakup distress scores were given self-report measures to assess their intrusive thoughts about the romantic breakup and their somatic symptoms that followed the breakup as well as their extracurricular activities and social support that might alleviate their breakup distress.
I've grown more spiritually since the breakup because I feel that every time I am down, sad, hurt, angry, or whatever my feelings may be, God is there to listen.