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breakup

[′brāk‚əp]
(hydrology)
The spring melting of snow, ice, and frozen ground; specifically, the destruction of the ice cover on rivers during the spring thaw.
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The decision to break up was a tough one, and she admits that she forced herself out on the town, as she attempted to kickstart the healing process.
With one in five of the 150,000 break ups each year at Christmas, Joanne Bennett of Woolley & Co urged couples under stress to keep their differences in perspective.
During their 15 year career the band has seen and weathered it all - poverty, break ups, destructive record company politics, fads and fashions, critical acclaim and critical abuse, massive chart success, despair, bailiffs and Top Of The Pops