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  • v. Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
  • v. separate, disassociate, cause to come apart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
  • v. become separated into pieces or fragments
  • v. separate into parts or portions
  • v. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • v. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage


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  • But if the Red Orbs are supposed to have been split up ten thousand years ago, how could one of them have been buried on a Bajoran moon one thousand years ago?


  • That is 4 CER and D Squadron RCD would be positioned ready to lead the way, while the other combat units were split up into battle groups.

    First Clash

  • She looked like a flamenco dancer split up the middle, and she topped up the impression with a high tortoise-shell mantilla comb pegged like a tiara into her mop of hair.


  • So there went the plan to split up and go two by two, at least for the long walk down Gardenia Street.

    William S. And The Great Escape

  • No grower of grain was approached, for Caesar Octavianus planned to see a great increase in locally grown grain once these latifundia were split up as allotments for veterans.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • After you left, and we got out of South Place okay, we split up for a while.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • Tautorus, had been split up into small battle groups and placed under the command of the various grenadier units in the areas of Dirschau and Prussian Stargard.

    Panzer Aces

  • After Squier and Eskew split up in 1994, the hard feelings hardened as the years went on, and Gore said he was frustrated by the situation.

    No Excuses

  • Around the time of the Cole bombing, the al-Qaeda leader evacuated everyone from his compound at Kandahar airport and split up from his senior advisers Mohammed Atef and Ayman al-Zawahiri so that all three would not be killed together in the event of a retaliatory American strike.

    The Longest War

  • Later on Mayapan was rebuilt and was again the capital of the nation until about the middle of the fifteenth century, when, in consequence of a general revolt against the reigning dynasty, it was finally destroyed, and the monarchy was split up into a number of independent petty states, of which eighteen existed on the peninsula at the arrival of the Spaniards.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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