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split up

split up

Date: Aug 19 2010

Themes: Romance

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“My wife and I were talking about splitting up, but neither of us wants to take the children. That’s our joke.”

- Actor Jerry O’Connell on raising twin daughters. (People)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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break up; end a relationship

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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A split can be a good thing or a bad thing. If you split a piece of cake, you take part of the slice and someone else takes another part. That’s good. If you split the bill with someone, you each pay a portion of the check at a restaurant. That’s OK, too.

But when a couple splits up, they go their separate ways. They end their relationship, or break up. That’s not so good.

The actor Jerry O’Connell and his model wife, Rebecca Romijn, have twin toddler girls. He says that raising twins is really hard. He even jokes that he and his wife would split up if only they could agree on who would take the kids, since neither of them would want to keep them! Since there are two of them, one solution would be to split up the girls. Then each parent could take one kid. And one toddler has to be better than two.

Have you ever split up with someone? What made you end the relationship?

Examples

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“Annie decided to split up with her boyfriend when she found out he had cheated on her.”

“I can’t believe Ellen and Tom split up; I thought they would be together forever.”

Splitting up is always hard no matter why it happens.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

zeus2006 To get separated, get divorced. If two people split up, or if someone or something splits them up, they end their relationship or marriage.
by zeus2006Super Member!
becmoon Divorce
by becmoonSuper Member!
break up, divorce, separate
by DecapitatedLucia
-Tiago- to get a divorce
by -Tiago-
it means to get seperate, or to get divorce in order to get seperate from each other.
by cherry sweet
crumarina It means "end of a relationship"
by crumarina
Mostafa5 When peoples want end a relationship or marriage with each other.
by Mostafa5
chomo to cut off relationships
by chomo
zeinabou to separate
by zeinabou
Gellerke break up, end a relationship
by Gellerke
Break a marriage, divorce
by Gucci Yeung
to split up in this sentence means to divorce
by monacovalentina
why not ?! get a divorce
by why not ?!

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juliewo

China

If I will  split up with my husband, I will be take my son

01:15 AM Aug 19 2010 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

Wanna have twins also )))))

12:55 AM Aug 19 2010 |

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