fall apart

Definitions of fall apart
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v go to pieces

“The old chair finally fell apart completely”
Synonyms:
break, bust, wear, wear out
break, bust
ruin completely
Types:
fray, frazzle
wear away by rubbing
Type of:
crumble, decay, dilapidate
fall into decay or ruin

v break or fall apart into fragments

Synonyms:
crumble
Type of:
disintegrate
break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

v become separated into pieces or fragments

“The freshly baked loaf fell apart
Synonyms:
break, come apart, separate, split up
break
destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
Types:
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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
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v lose one's emotional or mental composure

“She fell apart when her only child died”
Synonyms:
go to pieces
Type of:
break down, lose it, snap
lose control of one's emotions

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