|part of speech:
||to break or be broken (into pieces or sections).
To get the fire started, you need to break up those big logs.The poem breaks up into three main sections.
||to end or disperse.
Someone should break up the fight.With the spectacle over, the crowd began to break up.
||to end a romantic relationship; separate.
He wants to break up with me.The couple broke up in June.
||to lighten something intense or monotonous by means of periodic breaks or shifts in activity or mood.
To break up the three-hour seminar, refreshments were served halfway through.
||(informal) to cause laughter in (someone) or succumb to laughter.
Your impersonations break me up.I broke up when I saw her baffled expression.
||(informal) to fill with or be overcome by strong emotion.
Seeing his ex-wife really broke him up.He broke up when he first saw his grandchild.