break apart

Definitions of break apart
  1. verb
    take apart into its constituent pieces
    synonyms: break up, disassemble, dismantle, take apart
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    assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    create by putting components or members together
    type of:
    destroy, destruct
    do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
  2. verb
    break up or separate
    “Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989”
    synonyms: disunify
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    merge, unify, unite
    become one
    type of:
    break, break up, part, separate, split, split up
    discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  3. verb
    break violently or noisily; smash;
    synonyms: break up, crash
    cause to crash
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    type of:
    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
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