The 'team up' and 'break up' group
These verbs are concerned with starting or ending an association. We include here make up, which indicates that people resume a relationship.
His demands increased until we finally broke up.
Just before Penny's marriage I broke up with a man I'd been seeing for over a year.
We explore how separation and divorce can affect children and how they can feel when their parents split up.
She's split up with her lover and is still finishing off current studio projects with a young new band.
Mary Stuart Masterson, Madeline Stow and Drew Barrymore teamed up to star in 'Bad Girls', the Western that focuses on females.
What it lacks is a base in America. To provide it, the company may team up with a partner.
The verbs part and separate have the pattern V from n, not the pattern V with n.
I have parted from my wife by mutual agreement.
The passive verb get divorced has the patterns pl-n get V-ed and get V-ed from n.
get divorced (also non-recip) part separate break up fall out hook up join up link up make up meet up shack up split up team up
When my parents got divorced, I didn't really register how much it bothered me at the time.
He is getting divorced from his wife of 11 years.