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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.


Synonymsdisunify


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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


Antonymsmerge, unify, unite









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