HyperDic: take_apart

English > 3 senses of the expression take apart:
VERBcreationtake apart, disassemble, dismantle, break up, break aparttake apart into its constituent pieces
contacttake apart, dismember, discerpdivide into pieces
cognitiontake apart, analyze, analyse, break down, dissectmake a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of
English > take apart: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningtake apart into its constituent pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdisassemble, dismantle, break up, break apart
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
Oppositeassemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack togetherCreate by putting components or members together
Spanishdesarmar, desarticular, desmantelar, desmontar
Catalandesarmar, desarticular, desmantellar, desmuntar
English > take apart: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningdivide into pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdismember, discerp
Broaderseparate, divide, partcome apart
See alsotakeget into one's hands, take physically
English > take apart: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningmake a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsanalyze, analyse, break down, dissect
Narrowerbotanize, botaniseCollect and study plants
parseanalyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)
Oppositesynthesize, synthesisecombine so as to form a more complex, product

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