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  • break to pieces — smash to pieces, break into fragments, shatter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • break in pieces — split into pieces, fracture to bits, rupture to individual parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break up — Synonyms and related words: ablate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, amuse, analyze, anatomize, assay, atomize, be in stitches, beguile, better, bite the dust, break, break down, break into pieces, break open, break to pieces, burst …   Moby Thesaurus

  • break up — verb 1. to cause to separate and go in different directions (Freq. 5) She waved her hand and scattered the crowds • Syn: ↑disperse, ↑dissipate, ↑dispel, ↑scatter • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • break up phrasal — verb 1 BREAK INTO PIECES (I, T) to break or make something break into many small pieces: The stricken tanker began to break up on the rocks. (break sth up): Jim started to break the ice up on the frozen lake. 2 SEPARATE (transitive break… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break\ up — I. v. phr. To end a romantic relationship, a marriage, or a business partnership. Tom and Jane broke up because Tom played so much golf that he had no time for her. II. v 1. To break into pieces. The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pieces — куски large pieces must be bruised большие куски надо растолочь to take by single pieces брать по одному куску he joined the two pieces он связал оба куска to break to pieces разбить на куски to sew pieces together сшивать куски …   English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • break up — verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to cease to exist as a unified whole ; disperse < their partnership broke up > b. to end a romance 2. to lose morale, composure, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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