HyperDic: fall_apart

English > 4 senses of the expression fall apart:
VERBemotionfall apart, go to pieceslose one's emotional or mental composure
contactfall apart, break, wear, wear out, bustgo to pieces
changefall apart, crumblebreak or fall apart into fragments
changefall apart, break, separate, split up, come apartbecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments
English > fall apart: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningLose one's emotional or mental composure.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymgo to pieces
Broaderbreak down, lose it, snapLose control of one's emotions
Spanishdesmontarse
English > fall apart: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninggo to pieces.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbreak, wear, wear out, bust
Caused bybreak, bustruin completely
Entailed byleakHave an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
Narrowerfray, frazzlewear away by rubbing
Broaderdecay, crumble, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
Similar tobreak, bustruin completely
Spanishdescomponerse, desmoronarse
Catalandescompondre, fracturar-se, rompre's, trencar-se
English > fall apart: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningbreak or fall apart into fragments.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymcrumble
Broaderdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Spanishderruirse, derrumbarse, desmigajarse, desmoronarse, desmoronar
Catalanderruir-se, enfonsar-se, engrunar, ensorrar-se, ensulsiar-se, esbocinar, esfondrar-se, esgrunar, esmicar, esmicolar, esmollar
English > fall apart: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbreak, separate, split up, come apart
Narrowerbreak up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentisebreak or cause to break into pieces
burst, split, break openCome open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
burst, bustbreak open or apart suddenly and forcefully
crushBecome injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
ladder, runCome unraveled or undone as if by snagging
punctureBe pierced or punctured
smashbreak suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
snap, crackBreak suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Similar tobreakDestroy the integrity of
Spanishpartirse, romperse
Catalanpartir-se, partir, trencar-se, trencar

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