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[split-uhp] /ˈsplɪtˌʌp/
a splitting or separating into two or more parts.
a separation or dissociation of two groups or people.
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 of split-up
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase split up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Teams split-up and delicately excavated the entrances of each burrow with trowels.
British Dictionary definitions for split-up

split up

verb (adverb)
(transitive) to separate out into parts; divide
(intransitive) to become separated or parted through disagreement: they split up after years of marriage
to break down or be capable of being broken down into constituent parts: I have split up the question into three parts
the act or an instance of separating
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for split-up

split the scene

verb phrase

To leave; depart; cut out, split: just as I was about to split the scene (1952+ Black musicians)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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