split up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theysplit up
he/she/itsplits up
present participlesplitting up
past tensesplit up
past participlesplit up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] same as split1 (sense 1)

    Split up into four groups.

  2. 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.

See also main entry: split