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Definition 1: break up or separate - [verb of change]

Samples where break apart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The country is disunifying
  • Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989

Synonyms for break apart in the sense of this definition

(break apart is a kind of ...) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Definition 2: break violently or noisily; smash - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for break apart in the sense of this definition

(break apart is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

(break apart has a similar meaning as ...) cause to crash

"The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace" "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

Definition 3: take apart into its constituent pieces - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for break apart in the sense of this definition

(break apart is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

(... is a kind of break apart ) disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set

"after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"

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