Breakup



disintegration; disruption; dispersal.
the ending of a personal, especially a romantic, relationship.

the melting and loosening of ice in rivers and harbors during the early spring.
the first day on which such ice is soft or dispersed enough to permit ships to use the waterways.

Informal. an act or instance of being convulsed with laughter.
temporary distortion in a televised picture.
Contemporary Examples

Texas Gun Groups’ Circular Firing Squad Brandy Zadrozny May 20, 2014
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: What Jeremy Lin, Basketball Teach Us About Sex Dr. Ruth Westheimer February 23, 2012
My Therapist Dumped Me Lizzie Crocker April 3, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Chancellor Agard March 30, 2014
Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start Michael Daly October 20, 2014

Historical Examples

Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
Victory Lester del Rey
The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
Fee of the Frontier Horace Brown Fyfe

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