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split up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplit up phrasal verb1 SSFRELATIONSHIPDIVORCEif people split up, or if someone splits them up, they end a marriage or relationship with each other Steve’s parents split up when he was four. with I thought she’d split up with her boyfriend.split somebody ↔ up Why would she try to split us up?2 SEPARATEto divide people into different groups, or to be divided into groups Please don’t split up when we get to the museum.split something/somebody ↔ up The teacher split up the class into three groups.3 split something ↔ up to divide something into different partssplit something ↔ up into The house has now been split up into individual flats.GRAMMAR: Reciprocal verbsSplit up is a reciprocal verb. This type of verb is used when saying that two or more people or things do something that involves both or all of them: Her mum and dad split up. You can also say: Her mum split up with her dad.Her mum and dad split up with each other. split→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
split upThey're always arguing but I don't think they'll ever split up.We'd have a much better chance of finding the child if we split up into groups.The U.N. team split up to inspect several sites in the south of the country.Have you heard? Katie's splitting up with Andrew!He started drinking heavily after he split up with Debbie.split withThis was after David had split up with Hermione and was nursing a broken heart.His father died, he lost his job and he split up with his girlfriend, Darlington magistrates heard.Taylor's splitting up with his wife.However, I've recently split up with my boyfriend because of the pressures of failing to conceive.split intoNow just expand those three sentences into a synopsis and split it up into chapters.Heals and Moods split us up into four groups.
From Longman Business Dictionarysplit-upˈsplit-up noun [countable]COMMERCE an occasion when an organization is divided into two or more partsSplit-ups remain difficult in many cases because of company law obstacles.
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Verb table
split
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysplit
he, she, itsplits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysplit
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave split
he, she, ithas split
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad split
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill split
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have split
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam splitting
he, she, itis splitting
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you, we, theyare splitting
Past
I, he, she, itwas splitting
you, we, theywere splitting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been splitting
he, she, ithas been splitting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been splitting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be splitting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been splitting
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