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present tense
I/you/we/theysplit up
he/she/itsplits up
present participlesplitting up
past tensesplit up
past participlesplit up

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] same as split1 (sense 1)

    Split up into four groups.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to end a marriage or a sexual or romantic relationship

    Her parents split up a few months ago.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to separate someone from the person or people that they are with

    I had to split them up because they wouldn't stop messing around.

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