break apart


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Verb1.break apart - take apart into its constituent pieces
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.break apart - break violently or noisily; smash;
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
crash - cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
3.break apart - break up or separate; "The country is disunifying"; "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"
break up, part, split, split up, separate, break - discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
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In the warmth of the room it began to thaw and to break apart in clinging chunks.
When did the oceans form and how did the continents break apart," Ashwal said in a video published last month by the University of the Witwatersrand.
This will break apart the stream and make two streams.
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Another supplement failed to break apart properly in disintegration testing.
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London, June 17 (ANI): New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions.
At that temperature, atoms can break apart--and parts inside an atom can break apart--and then the tiny particles inside those parts can break apart.
3 : to burst or break apart or in pieces <The melon fell and split open.
About 167 million years ago, the great southern continent called Gondwana began to break apart.
This is why the San Fernando Valley tried, in vain, to break apart from the LAUSD: To give local parents, teachers and community leaders more say in their kids' education.