Disruption; a separation and dispersion of the parts or members; as, a break-up of an assembly or dinner party; a break-up of the government.
- The act or an instance of breaking up, as a division, dispersal, or disintegration.
- The discontinuance of a relationship, as a marriage or a friendship.
- The cracking and shifting of ice in rivers or harbors during the spring.
- A loss of control or composure.