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To end a friendship or relationship - synonyms or related words

defriend

verb

to deliberately remove someone from your list of friends on a social networking website

unfriend

verb

to deliberately remove someone from your list of friends on a social networking website

break off

to end a relationship or a discussion

break up

if two people break up, they end their relationship

leave

verb

to leave a person permanently because a relationship has ended

split up

to end a marriage or a sexual or romantic relationship

cut off

to stop having a close or friendly relationship with someone

fall out

informal to stop being friendly with someone because you have had a disagreement with them

finish with

informal to end a relationship with someone so that they are no longer your boyfriend or girlfriend

drop

verb

informal to end a relationship with someone, especially suddenly

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