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Definition 1: become separated into pieces or fragments - [verb of change]

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

  • The figurine broke
  • The freshly baked loaf fell apart

Synonyms for fall apart in the sense of this definition

(fall apart is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of fall apart ) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

"The pipe snapped"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

"Her nylons were running"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

"The window smashed"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

"The dam burst"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) be pierced or punctured

"The tire punctured"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

"The bubble burst"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

"The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

(fall apart has a similar meaning as ...) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

"He broke the glass plate" "She broke the match"

Definition 2: break or fall apart into fragments - [verb of change]

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

  • The cookies crumbled
  • The Sphinx is crumbling

Synonyms for fall apart in the sense of this definition

(fall 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"

Definition 3: go to pieces - [verb of contact]

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

  • The lawn mower finally broke
  • The gears wore out
  • The old chair finally fell apart completely

Synonyms for fall apart in the sense of this definition

(fall apart is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of fall apart ) wear away by rubbing

"The friction frayed the sleeve"

(fall apart has a similar meaning as ...) ruin completely

"He busted my radio!"

Definition 4: lose one's emotional or mental composure - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She fell apart when her only child died

Synonyms for fall apart in the sense of this definition

(fall apart is a kind of ...) lose control of one's emotions

"When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely" "When her baby died, she snapped"

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