split up

Definitions of split up
  1. verb
    separate into parts or portions
    synonyms: carve up, dissever, divide, divvy, separate, split
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    Antonyms:
    unify, unite
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
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    subdivide
    divide into smaller and smaller pieces
    format, initialise, initialize
    divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    sectionalise, sectionalize
    divide into sections, especially into geographic sections
    triangulate
    divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
    unitise, unitize
    divide (bulk material) and process as units
    lot
    divide into lots, as of land, for example
    parcel
    divide into parts
    sliver, splinter
    divide into slivers or splinters
    paragraph
    divide into paragraphs, as of text
    canton
    divide into cantons, of a country
    Balkanise, Balkanize
    divide a territory into small, hostile states
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  2. verb
    become separated into pieces or fragments
    synonyms: break, come apart, fall apart, separate
    break
    destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
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    break open, burst, split
    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    puncture
    be pierced or punctured
    burst, bust
    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    smash
    break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
    ladder, run
    come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    crack, snap
    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
    break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
    break or cause to break into pieces
    crush
    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
    pop
    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    blow
    burst suddenly
    stave, stave in
    burst or force (a hole) into something
    atomise, atomize
    break up into small particles
    bray, comminute, crunch, grind, mash
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    pound
    break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    shatter
    break into many pieces
    sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
    sliver, splinter
    break up into splinters or slivers
    rag
    break into lumps before sorting
    crumb
    break into crumbs
    brecciate
    break into breccia
    crush
    break into small pieces
    grate, grind
    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  3. verb
    discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    synonyms: break, break up, part, separate, split
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    give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate
    terminate a relationship abruptly
    break apart, disunify
    break up or separate
    disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divorce
    part; cease or break association with
    break with
    end a relationship
    divorce
    get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    break away, secede, splinter
    withdraw from an organization or communion
    break, break away
    interrupt a continued activity
  4. verb
    get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    synonyms: divorce
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    break, break up, part, separate, split
    discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  5. noun
    an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    synonyms: split, stock split
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    increase, step-up
    the act of increasing something
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