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English verb: break apart

1. break apart (creation) take apart into its constituent pieces

Synonymsbreak up, disassemble, dismantle, take apart

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

Antonymsassemble, put together, tack together, piece, set up, tack

2. break apart (contact) break violently or noisily; smash

Synonymsbreak up, crash

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)disintegrate

Verb groupcrash

3. break apart (change) break up or separate

SamplesThe country is disunifying.
Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, break up, part, separate, split, split up

Antonymsmerge, unify, unite

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