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Phrasal Verbs

break up

This page is about the phrasal verb break up

Meaning

If you break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, you end your relationship with him or her.

Synonym

split up

For example

  • break up Sayoko and Hiroko seem to be fighting a lot lately, so I think they might break up soon.

  • break up with sb I broke up with my first boyfriend after I found out he was seeing someone else.

Quick Quiz

Breaking up with someone is nearly always

a. an enjoyable experience

b. a beautiful experience

c. a painful experience

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