come apart

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Related to come apart: come apart at the seams
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Verb1.come apart - become separated into pieces or fragmentscome apart - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
burst, break open, split - come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"
puncture - be pierced or punctured; "The tire punctured"
bust, burst - break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
smash - break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"
ladder, run - come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
break - destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"
snap, crack - break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
crush - become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
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vi (= fall to pieces)kaputtgehen, auseinanderfallen; (= be able to be taken apart)zerlegbar sein; it just came apart in my handses ist in meinen Händen in Stücke gegangen
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(əˈpaːt) adverb
separated by a certain distance. The trees were planted three metres apart; with his feet apart; Their policies are far apart; She sat apart from the other people.
apart from
except for. I can't think of anything I need, apart from a car.
come apart
to break into pieces. The book came apart in my hands.
take apart
to separate (something) into the pieces from which it is made. He took the engine apart.
tell apart (usually with can, *cannotetc)
to recognize the difference between; to distinguish. I cannot tell the twins apart.
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I knew it might easily come apart if we didn't land immediately.