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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


Synonymsdivorce


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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