fall apart

Definitions of fall apart
  1. verb
    go to pieces
    “The old chair finally fell apart completely”
    synonyms: break, bust, wear, wear out
    break, bust
    ruin completely
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    fray, frazzle
    wear away by rubbing
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    crumble, decay, dilapidate
    fall into decay or ruin
  2. verb
    break or fall apart into fragments
    synonyms: crumble
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    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
  3. verb
    become separated into pieces or fragments
    “The freshly baked loaf fell apart
    synonyms: break, come apart, separate, split up
    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
    be pierced or punctured
    burst, bust
    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    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
    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    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
    break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle
    break into many pieces
    break apart or in two, using violence
    sliver, splinter
    break up into splinters or slivers
    break into lumps before sorting
    break into crumbs
    break into breccia
    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
  4. verb
    lose one's emotional or mental composure
    synonyms: go to pieces
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    break down, lose it, snap
    lose control of one's emotions
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