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break up  break-up  

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Principal Translations
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break up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (disintegrate)deshacerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
  desintegrarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 Rock gradually breaks up into sand.
 La piedra, con el tiempo se deshace y se torna arena.
 La piedra, con el tiempo se desintegra y se torna arena.
break up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (couple: separate)separarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 The couple broke up after a three-year relationship.
 La pareja se separo después de tres años juntos.
break up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (school: finish)interrumpirse vprnl
 School breaks up next week for the summer holidays.
 Las clases se interrumpen la semana próxima por las vacaciones de verano.
break [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (cause to separate)separar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 She blamed his mother's constant interference for breaking up their marriage.
 Las constantes interferencias de la suegra lograron separar a María del marido.
  (figurado)romper vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  dividir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  separar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  destruir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Las constantes interferencias de la suegra lograron romper su matrimonio.
 Javier hizo todo lo que pudo para dividir a la pareja de su hermana.
 La suegra hizo todo lo posible para separar a la pareja.
 La suegra hacía de todo para destruir a la pareja.
break [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (fight: intervene)separar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  finalizar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The head teacher stepped in and broke up the fight between the two boys.
 La directora intervino y separó a los chicos que se estaban peleando.
break [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (crumble)deshacerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 Break the biscuits up into small pieces and put them in a food processor.
 Deshaga las galletas en piezas pequeñas y póngalas en la licuadora.
break-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (separation)ruptura nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 The celebrity couple's break-up was all over the tabloids.
 La ruptura de la famosa pareja fue la comidilla de todos los programas de chismes.
 
Additional Translations
InglésEspañol
break up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (loss of phone sound quality)cortarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 You're breaking up, so I'll call you back later.
 Se corta la llamada. Te llamaré luego.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
break-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dissolution of company etc.)separar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
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Compound Forms:
break up | break-up
InglésEspañol
break up with [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (separate)romper con vi + prep
  separarse de v prnl + prep
 I think you need to break up with your boyfriend.
 Creo que debes romper con tu novio.
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