come apart

Definitions of come apart
  1. verb
    become separated into pieces or fragments
    synonyms: break, fall apart, separate, split up
    break
    destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
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    break open, burst, split
    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    puncture
    be pierced or punctured
    burst, bust
    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    smash
    break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
    ladder, run
    come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    crack, snap
    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
    break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
    break or cause to break into pieces
    crush
    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
    pop
    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    blow
    burst suddenly
    stave, stave in
    burst or force (a hole) into something
    atomise, atomize
    break up into small particles
    bray, comminute, crunch, grind, mash
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    pound
    break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    shatter
    break into many pieces
    sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
    sliver, splinter
    break up into splinters or slivers
    rag
    break into lumps before sorting
    crumb
    break into crumbs
    brecciate
    break into breccia
    crush
    break into small pieces
    grate, grind
    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
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