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1. Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder.
2. Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder.
[Middle English, from Old English on sundran : on, on; see on + sundran, separately (from sunder, apart).]
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(postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apart: to tear asunder.
[Old English on sundran apart; see sunder]
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1. into separate parts; in or into pieces.
2. apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.
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|Adj.||1.||asunder - widely separated especially in space; "as wide asunder as pole from pole"|
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
|Adv.||1.||asunder - into parts or pieces; "he took his father's watch apart"; "split apart"; "torn asunder"|
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adverb & adjective (Literary) to pieces, apart, torn, rent, to bits, to shreds, in pieces, into pieces a dress rent asunder from shoulder to hem
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
asunder[əˈsʌndəʳ] ADV to tear asunder (liter) → hacer pedazos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to tear asunder → déchirer
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
asunder[əˈsʌndəʳ] adv (liter) to tear asunder → strappare
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