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split-up

[split-uhp] /ˈsplɪtˌʌp/
noun
1.
a splitting or separating into two or more parts.
2.
a separation or dissociation of two groups or people.
3.
Commerce. a process of reorganizing a corporate structure whereby all the capital stock and assets are exchanged for those of two or more newly established companies, resulting in the liquidation of the parent corporation.
Compare spin-off (def 1), split-off (def 3).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase split up
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Examples for split-up
  • Teams split-up and delicately excavated the entrances of each burrow with trowels.
British Dictionary definitions for split-up

split up

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to separate out into parts; divide
2.
(intransitive) to become separated or parted through disagreement they split up after years of marriage
3.
to break down or be capable of being broken down into constituent parts I have split up the question into three parts
noun
4.
the act or an instance of separating
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Slang definitions & phrases for split-up

split-up

noun
  1. An angry separation: Me and the old man had a split-up (1908+)
  2. A divorce or legal separation of a married couple (1975+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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