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Breakup   /brˈeɪkˌəp/   Listen

The termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations).  Synonym: dissolution.
Coming apart.  Synonyms: detachment, separation.

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"Breakup" Quotes from Famous Books

... my uncle, who always when explaining anything spoke as if he were in a professor's chair; "we are not more than thirty-five leagues distant from that wonderful land. When the great annual breakup of the ice takes place, white bears come over to Iceland, carried by the floating masses of ice from the north. This, however, is a matter of little consequence. We are now on the summit of the great, the transcendent Sneffels, and here are its ...
— A Journey to the Centre of the Earth • Jules Verne

... astonishingly like Mr. DENNIS EADIE, was heard to murmur, "I wonder whether England loves Coalitions any more than she did in my time." The present PRIME MINISTER appears to think that she does, for, after remarking that continued disagreement on material points threatened a breakup of the Government, he ventured to describe that contingency as a national disaster. The Liberals thought so too, and cheered loudly; the Unionists were not quite so sure, and Sir EDWARD CARSON, beside whom sat ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CL, April 26, 1916 • Various

... at a slower pace, but has been given renewed emphasis by the current administration. Armenia is a food importer, and its mineral deposits (gold, bauxite) are small. The ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan over the ethnic Armenian-dominated region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the breakup of the centrally directed economic system of the former Soviet Union contributed to a severe economic decline in the early 1990s. By 1994, however, the Armenian Government had launched an ambitious IMF-sponsored economic program that has resulted in positive growth rates in 1995-99. Armenia also ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Breakup" :   rupture, detachment, breach, alteration, modification, break, rift, annulment, break up, falling out, invalidation, change, splitsville, ending, severance, conclusion, termination

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