HyperDic: break_apart

English > 3 senses of the expression break apart:
VERBcreationbreak apart, disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break uptake apart into its constituent pieces
contactbreak apart, crash, break upbreak violently or noisily
changebreak apart, disunifybreak up or separate
English > break apart: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningtake apart into its constituent pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdisassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up
Entailed bycannibalize, cannibaliseUse parts of something to repair something else
NarrowerstrikeDisassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
See alsobreakruin completely
Oppositeassemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack togetherCreate by putting components or members together
Spanishdesarmar, desarticular, desmantelar, desmontar
Catalandesarmar, desarticular, desmantellar, desmuntar
English > break apart: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningbreak violently or noisily; smash.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymscrash, break up
Caused bycrashCause to crash
Broaderdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
See alsobreakgo to pieces
Similar tocrashCause to crash
Spanishestrellarse, quebrarse, separar, terminar
Catalanesclatar, estavellar-se, rompre, topar, trencar-se, trencar, xocar
English > break apart: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBreak up or separate.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
Oppositeunify, unite, mergeBecome one

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