1. dissolution, breakup, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

2. separation, breakup, detachment, change, alteration, modification

usage: coming apart


1. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter, separate, divide

usage: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

2. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

usage: 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"

3. break up, separate, part, split

usage: come apart; "the group broke up"

4. crash, break up, break apart, disintegrate

usage: break violently or noisily; smash;

5. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off, break, break off, discontinue, stop

usage: make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

6. dissolve, resolve, break up, change integrity

usage: cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

7. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse, suffer, sustain, have, get

usage: suffer a nervous breakdown

8. disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart, destroy, destruct

usage: take apart into its constituent pieces

9. break, break up, change, alter, modify

usage: destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"

10. sever, break up, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"

11. pick, break up, pierce

usage: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"

12. calve, break up, separate, divide, part

usage: release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"

13. adjourn, recess, break up, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

usage: close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"

14. dissolve, break up, end, terminate

usage: bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

15. dissolve, break up, end, terminate

usage: come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"

16. break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"

17. break up, disperse, scatter, change integrity

usage: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

18. decompose, break up, break down, separate

usage: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

19. break up, crack up, laugh, express joy, express mirth

usage: laugh unrestrainedly

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