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I came across this expression:

Frequent breakups and makeups

Is the "makeups" associated with the state after someone copes with the "breakups"?

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In this case makeup means getting back together after a breakup, finishing arguing and apologizing to each other.

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    Yes, but it might be spelled "make-up", to distinguish it from cosmetics. Jun 25, 2019 at 21:12
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    Or even "make up", without the hyphen.
    – TK-421
    Jun 26, 2019 at 6:33
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Is the "makeups" associated with the state after someone copes with the "breakups"?

Yes. Adding to @Tymek Wojnarowski's answer (+1), just a note that a related phrasal verb, 'make up for x' doesn't "require" breakups.

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