break up with

break up with somebody

to end a romantic relationship with someone Many times I was ready to break up with Bill, and then he'd be nice and I'd decide I shouldn't.
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Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin's break up with beau Levi Johnston came second in the list.
More than sixty percent (62 percent) of people about to break up with their partner are very likely to or will definitely avoid the other person.
Forty six percent (46 percent) of 18 - 29 year olds and 40 percent of 30 - 39 year olds are very likely to or definitely going to have a drink to loosen up just before they break up with someone.
The worst way to break up with someone was by sending an email to the person at work (32 percent) or delivering the news through a friend or family member (27 percent).
Eighteen percent (18 percent) think this is the worst day to break up with someone.