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English noun: split up

1. split up (act) an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

SamplesThey announced a two-for-one split of the common stock.

Synonymssplit, stock split

Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

English verb: split up

1. split up (social) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

SamplesThe couple divorced after only 6 months.

ExamplesSam and Sue split up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)break, break up, part, separate, split, split up

Entailconjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed

2. split up (social) separate into parts or portions

SamplesDivide the cake into three equal parts.
The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I.

Synonymscarve up, dissever, divide, separate, split

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)Balkanise, Balkanize, canton, format, initialise, initialize, lot, paragraph, parcel, sectionalise, sectionalize, sliver, splinter, subdivide, triangulate, unitise, unitize

Antonymsunite, unify

3. split up (social) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

SamplesThe business partners broke over a tax question.
The couple separated after 25 years of marriage.
My friend and I split up.

Synonymsbreak, break up, part, separate, split

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)break, break apart, break away, break away, break with, disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divorce, divorce, give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate, secede, splinter, split up

4. split up (change) become separated into pieces or fragments

SamplesThe figurine broke.
The freshly baked loaf fell apart.

Synonymsbreak, come apart, fall apart, separate

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)break open, break up, burst, burst, bust, crack, crush, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, ladder, puncture, run, smash, snap, split

Verb groupbreak

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